Your right to have your data deleted
You have a right to be deleted although this right will not apply to your data which is current and relates to council services or legal and enforcement matters. For example this right does not apply to council tax and benefit records which we are still required by law to retain.
You can only use this right where;
- your data is no longer required for the reason it was collected
- you withdraw your consent and this is the only reason we have to use it
- you use your right to object (see below) and this is successful
- there is no legal reason for your data to be used
- your data needs to be deleted to comply with the law
- a child (under 13 years) provided their data online
We can refuse your request to be deleted where your data is being used for any of the following reasons;
- for freedom of expression
- we are required to have it by law for example for collecting council tax or benefits and the law still requires us to keep it for a certain period of time
- for public health reasons
- it is required for scientific or historical research or statistical purposes or
- it is necessary for legal cases and investigations
If your request is successful and where your data has already been shared with others we would need to inform them of our deletion of your data. This is unless it is impossible or too difficult for us to do this.