Who do we share your information with?
We use a range of organisations to either store personal information or help deliver our services to you.
We use a range of organisations to either store personal information or help deliver our services to you. The council uses a range of companies and partners to deliver services, which means that we need to share your personal information to make sure that you get access to the services you need. Where we have these arrangements there is always an agreement in place to make sure that the organisation complies with data protection law.
We'll often complete a data protection impact assessment (DPIA) before we share personal information to make sure we protect your privacy and comply with the law.
We may also share your personal information when there is a legal duty or we feel there's a good reason that's more important than protecting your privacy. This doesn't happen often, but we may share your information:
- in order to find and stop crime and fraud; or
- if there are serious risks to the public, our staff or to other professionals;
- to safeguard the protection of a child or vulnerable adult
For all of these reasons, the risk must be serious before we can override your right to privacy, and in most cases they are covered by a legal requirement to share.
We may still share your information if we believe the risk to others is serious enough to do so. There may also be rare occasions when the risk to others is so great that we need to share information straight away.
National Fraud Initiative (NFI)
Local Authorities and the Registered Providers (social landlords) are under a legal duty to protect the public funds it administers. To do this we may use the information you have provided to the Council for the prevention and detection of fraud. We may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.
The Cabinet Office is responsible for carrying out data matching exercises.
Data matching involves comparing computer records held by one body against other computer records held by the same or another body to see how far they match. This is usually personal information. Computerised data matching allows potentially fraudulent claims and payments to be identified. Where a match is found it may indicate that there is an inconsistency which requires further investigation. No assumption can be made as to whether there is fraud, error or other explanation until an investigation is carried out.
For more information on how the Cabinet Office use your personal data please view National Fraud Initiative privacy notice