Prevention and detection of fraud
Worcestershire County Council is required by law to protect the public funds it administers. We may use any of the information you provide to us for the prevention and detection of fraud to comply with the law.
In addition to our own 'data matching' exercises we may also share this information with other public bodies. These include, but are not limited to:
- Cabinet Office – including the national data matching exercises under Part 6 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014
- Department for Work and Pensions
- other Local Authorities
- HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
We may also share information with utility companies, credit reference agencies, service providers, or contractors and partner organisations where the sharing of information is necessary, proportionate, and lawful.
In limited situations we may monitor and record electronic transactions (website, email and telephone conversations). This will only be used to prevent or detect a crime, or investigate or detect the unauthorised use of the telecommunications system and only as permitted by the Telecommunications (Lawful Business Practice) (Interception of Communications) Regulations 2000.