Sharing your information

Joined-up services within the council

We share your data between services within the council so that we can keep our information on you as up-to-date as possible and so that we can improve our services to you. For example, if you tell the housing team you have moved, they will pass this information on to other parts of the council such as the council tax team. Staff can only see your data if they need it to do their job.

Organisations we share data with

We sometimes need to share information with the individuals we process information about and other organisations. Where this is necessary we are required to comply with all aspects of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

What follows is a description of the types of organisations we may need to share some of the personal information we process with for one or more reasons.

Where necessary or required we share information with:

  • courts and tribunals
  • prisons
  • central government
  • credit reference agencies
  • current past and prospective employers and examining bodies
  • customers
  • customs and excise
  • data processors
  • debt collection and tracing agencies
  • educators and examining bodies
  • relatives, guardians, associates or representatives of the person whose personal data we are processing
  • financial organisations
  • healthcare professionals
  • healthcare, social and welfare organisations
  • housing associations and landlords
  • international law enforcement agencies and bodies
  • law enforcement and prosecuting authorities
  • legal representatives, defence solicitors
  • licensing authorities
  • local government
  • ombudsman and regulatory authorities
  • partner agencies and approved organisations
  • police complaints authority
  • police forces and non-home office police forces
  • political organisations
  • press and the media
  • private investigators
  • professional advisers and consultants
  • professional bodies
  • providers of goods and services
  • regulatory bodies
  • religious organisations
  • security companies
  • service providers
  • schools
  • students and pupils including their relatives, guardians, carers or representatives
  • survey and research organisations
  • the disclosure and barring service
  • trade unions
  • voluntary and charitable organisations

We also have to send data and statistical collections to some Government departments by law. A list of these departments is available on GOV.UK.

National Fraud Initiative (NFI)

We take part in the Cabinet Office's National Fraud Initiative: a data matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud. We must provide certain data to the Minister for the Cabinet Office. The law that says we must do this is Part 6 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.

Further information on the NFI is available on GOV.UK.

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