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Data protection

Perth and Kinross Council collects and uses personal information to help it provide services to its citizens. Data Protection legislation gives individuals rights in relation to their own information, and controls the way the Council can use the information it holds.

How the Council uses your information

Data Protection legislation says that organisations must make sure that personal information is-

  • fairly, lawfully and transparently processed
  • collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes
  • adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary
  • accurate and up to date
  • not be kept for longer than necessary
  • kept securely

If you have any concerns about how your personal information is being processed by the Council, you should contact the Council's Data Protection Officer in the first instance; contact details appear at the bottom of this page.

If you remain dissatisfied, you can contact the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO); this is an independent authority, which regulates data protection in the UK.

You have rights in relation to the personal information that the Council Holds about you. You can find out more about these on our Personal Information Rights page, including details of your rights in relation to accessing your information.

Data matching

The Council is legally required to protect the public funds it's responsible for. As part of its work protecting these funds, it may share information it holds with other public bodies which are also responsible for auditing or administering public funds. The Council does this in order to prevent and detect fraud. You can find out more on our Data matching page.

Data sharing

Where appropriate, the Council shares personal information with its partner organisations. Where this happens it will be clearly indicated at the point of collection of the information. You can find out more on our Data sharing page.

Contact details

Data Protection Officer

2 High Street, Perth, PH1 5PH
Tel 01738 475444