The Data Protection Act 1998 gives individuals a right to find
out what information is held about them. It governs how we collect,
use and process personal information. The Act gives you the right
to ensure our records are correct and up to date and to have
them corrected if necessary.
What rights do I have under the Data Protection Act?
- To be told what information we hold about you, both in paper
- To be told what we're using the information for.
- For processing to be stopped if you believe the processing
will cause you damage or distress.
- Not have your information used for direct marketing.
Please be aware of our obligations under the National Fraud Initiative (NFI).
How can I find out what information is held about me?
You must make your request in writing, you can send us a letter
or an e-mail. Someone else can make a request on your behalf
only if we have your permission in writing.
To help us find the information we hold we will need:
- Your full name and date of birth
- Your address and previous addresses, if they are relevant
- Details of any services within Cheshire East Council with
whom you have had dealings. Access to
social care records may follow a different process.
- If you can provide us with details of any reference numbers or
names of staff that you have had contact with this will help us
find all the information we have
- A fee of £10 is charged for each request. This fee must be paid
before we can begin processing your request.
We will not release any information until we have confirmed your
Send your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org or
The Data Protection Officer
Cheshire East Council
Also view our page about the National
Fraud Initiative (NFI).