About Data Protection

Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any personal information we collect from you. We do not pass on your details to any third party or government department unless you give us permission to do so or the law requires/permits it.

Worcestershire County Council uses and shares your personal information in order to enable it to identify, plan, deliver and monitor services that it provides to you and the community as a whole.

The Council respects everyone's right to privacy and it is fully committed to the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act).

The Act sets out a series of rules which the Council must keep to when it uses personal information. Personal information must:

  • Be fairly and lawfully processed
  • Be processed for limited purposes
  • Be adequate, relevant and not excessive
  • Be accurate and up to date
  • Not be kept longer than is necessary
  • Be processed in line with the individual's rights
  • Be kept secure
  • Not be transferred to other countries without adequate protection