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Litigation, including Property, Civil and Debt Recovery actions

Service Specific Privacy Notice - Legal Service - Litigation, including Property, Civil and Debt Recovery actions

This notice contains service specific privacy information and should be read in conjunction with our pages detailing privacy information common to all service areas, such as how to contact the Data Protection Officer, Exercising of Your Rights, Data Storage and Retention and Feedback and Complaints.

Lawful Basis for Processing of Personal Data

The Data Protection Act requires that personal data is collected and processed only where there is a lawful basis to do so. The lawful basis' which applies in this instance are as follows:

  • Public Task - processing is necessary for us to perform a task in the public interest and for our official functions, and has a clear basis in law.

Lawful Basis for Processing of Special Category Personal Data

In some cases it may be necessary for us to collect hold and process information of a more sensitive nature. Where this is the case, the lawful basis for us to do so is as follows:

  • Legal Claims - processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Purpose of Processing Personal information

We are collecting your personal data for the following purposes:

  • Managing our property
  • Licensing and regulatory activities
  • Crime prevention and prosecution of offenders
  • Activities we are required to carry out as a public authority

Personal Data Collected from Third Parties

Please note that the following information:

  • Personal details

May be obtained from third parties such as:

  • Solicitors
  • Other Local Authorities
  • Professional advisors and consultants
  • Police
  • Healthcare professionals

Information Sharing

To ensure that the council provides you with an efficient and effective service we will sometimes need to share your information between teams within the council.

We may also share information with third parties that support the delivery of the services you receive or where we are legally obliged to do so. Information we hold may be shared with the following types of organisation:

  • Family, associates or representatives of the individual
  • Current past and prospective employers
  • Healthcare, social and welfare organisations
  • Educators and examining bodies
  • Financial organisations
  • Debt collection and tracing agencies
  • Private investigators
  • Service providers
  • Local and central government
  • Ombudsman and regulatory authorities
  • Press and the media
  • Professional advisors and consultants
  • Courts and tribunals
  • Trade unions
  • Political organisations
  • Credit reference agencies
  • Police forces
  • Housing associations and landlords
  • Data processors
  • Licensing authorities
  • Legal representatives and defence solicitors
  • Police complaints authorities
  • Disclosure and barring service

We will only ever share your information if we are satisfied that our partners or suppliers have sufficient measures in place to protect your information in the same way that we do.

We will never share your information for marketing purposes.

Obligation to Provide Personal Data

Any failure to provide your personal information may prevent or delay us meeting our statutory requirements or in providing you with a timely and effective service.

Automated Decision Making

There are no automated decision making processes used in the provision of this service.