Data Protection and Privacy Notice

What is personal data?

Personal data identifies you or is capable of identifying you. This includes your name, address, date of birth, telephone number, National Insurance number and bank details. This also includes images of you, audio recordings of you and information online that identifies you. Personal data must relate to a living person.

Some personal data is more sensitive. We must look after this more carefully for you. This includes data relating to your race or ethnicity, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, health, (mental and physical), sexual orientation, criminal history, biometric (fingerprints, voice recognition) and genetic data (DNA). We also look after you financial data carefully and keep this secure. 

Data Protection Policy

The council is a data Controller and is therefore bound by a legal duty to meet its obligations under the GDPR and the Data Protection Act at all times, when handling personal information

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Special category, criminal offence and law enforcement data policy

This is the council's appropriate policy document explaining the legal reasons for use of sensitive personal data such as special category data, for example health data, personal data about criminal offences and law enforcement.

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Privacy Notices for Services

Read our privacy notices for City of Lincoln Council services

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Data Subject Access Request Form

Make a request to access your personal data held by the City of Lincoln Council

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