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Data Protection and Privacy Notice

Privacy designed for you?

We identify and consider privacy risks to you when planning to use or hold your data in new ways, such as when introducing new technologies and services. To do this we carry out assessments of privacy, which are built into our design process. 

We are required by law to carry out these assessments for example, where it is likely to have a high risk to your privacy or where using CCTV in a public area, or making automated decisions (made solely by computers) which have legal or significant effects on you or where we are using large amounts of sensitive data.

We have also developed systems such as online accounts to enable you to access your own data, directly relating to council tax and benefits.