Data Protection and GDPR

Data Protection and General Data Protection Regulation

Combroke Parish Council fully endorses and accepts the principles of the GDPR

The Council will 

  • Complete a full programme to review all its policies and activities with regard to the GDPR
  • Revise / produce new policy statements where appropriate, and in particular develop detailed privacy notices  both  for  the public "resident"  and staff /councillor /volunteer role.  
  • Publish public "resident"  privacy notices for residents and members of the General Public  on the website  - and publish  an interim notice before 25 May 2018.
Further professional and legal advice will be sought as we fully review our responsibilities as a Parish Council under the new provisions of the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 which received assent on 23 May 2018.  

Interim Notice 

The current personal data held relating to residents and in use from time to time to provide communications to our residents is the email address file.   
The Council will

  • invite residents  to confirm or otherwise the continued use of their data for that purpose before the 25 May
  • delete data held before 25 May, where a positive affirmation is not received .

You may contact the Clerk to the Council to request information about your personal data which is held by Combroke Parish Council. The Clerk will endeavour to respond within ten working days.   

                                                     Your personal data – what is it?
“Personal data” is any information about a living individual which allows them to be identified from that data (for example a name, photographs, videos, email address, or address). Identification can be directly using the data itself or by combining it with other information which helps to identify a living individual (e.g. a list of staff may contain personnel ID numbers rather than names but if you use a separate list of the ID numbers which give the corresponding names to identify the staff in the first list then the first list will also be treated as personal data). The processing of personal data is governed by legislation relating to personal data which applies in the United Kingdom including the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR) and other legislation relating to personal data and rights such as the Human Rights Act.