Data Protection Act 1998

The Data Protection Act 1998 is designed to ensure that personal data held by the council is looked after properly. We will collect, use, and store personal data about you according to the principles set down in the Data Protection Act.

The rules which govern the council's use of personal data are the Data Protection Principles which state that data must be:

  • Fairly and lawfully processed
  • Processed for limited purposes
  • Adequate, relevant and not excessive
  • Accurate
  • Not kept for longer than is necessary
  • Processed in line with your rights
  • Secure
  • Not transferred to countries without adequate protection

How to apply for your data

You are entitled to see personal data that the council holds about you. This is called the right of 'subject access'.

  • Your request must be in writing
  • You need to supply identification, to ensure that we provide the data to the correct person
  • We will require a fee of £10 (made payable to Salford City Council)
  • You will be required to supply enough information to enable the council to locate the data to which you require access
  • The council has 40 calendar days to respond once all of the above is received

Downloadable documents

If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.

Who to contact

Corporate Information Officer
Salford City Council
Civic Centre
Chorley Road
M27 5DA
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This page was last updated on 3 October 2016

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