Data Protection and Privacy Notice

Your rights related to decisions made by computers

You have the right not to be subject to a decision where;

  • it is based on automated processing (decisions made solely by computers) and
  • it has a legal or a significant effect on you

We can only carry out automated decision making when;

  • it is necessary for you to enter into a contract with us
  • it is allowed by law with safeguards in place to protect you, for example for fraud or tax evasion or
  • it is based on your explicit (written) consent or
  • where the decision does not have a legal or significant effect on you

Where we carry out automated processing we must ensure that you are able to:

  • obtain human intervention if requested
  • express your point of view and
  • obtain an explanation of the decision and challenge it

Automated decisions must not concern a child or be based on sensitive data unless;

  • you have provided your explicit (written) consent 
  • it is necessary as it benefits society as a whole, based on law, with measures in place to protect you.

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

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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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