Data Protection

The Data Protection Act

The council is bound to protect your privacy and personal data. It must follow the rules set by the General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act. Following these rules ensures the processing of your data is fair and lawful.

Personal data can be any information that identifies you, such as your name or address. Information can relate to your home, work or personal life. It can also include other information such as social care information.

All organisations now have to follow a set of six principles as part of GDPR. We use these principles when dealing with your personal information.

The six principles ensure information is:

  • processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to individuals;
  • collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes;
  • adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed;
  • accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date;
  • kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed;
  • processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures.

Your rights

You have the right to:

  • find out what information is held about you
  • ask for inaccurate data to be corrected, erased or destroyed - if you believe that inaccurate data has caused you damage or distress, you may be able to claim compensation.
  • request that your personal data is not used to send you junk mail
  • request that decisions about you are not made solely by an automated process, for example, credit scoring on a computer
  • request that your data stops being processed, if you believe that the processing will cause you damage or distress

For more information please see the North Tynside Council Privacy Notice.

Related documents

Find out what information is held about you

To get a copy of the information held about you, you can make a request in writing to:

Information Governance
Law and Governance
The Silverlink North
North Tyneside
NE27 0BY


Requests should be clear and state what type of information is being required. We must ensure that we identify the relevant information. You may also need to submit evidence of your identity for us to process your request.

We will aim to resolve your request within one month from the receipt of your request

Sharing data with other organisations

We work in partnership with other organisations to:

  • improve the quality of life for people living and working in North Tyneside
  • make sure that services for residents can be 'joined up' and better coordinated

We may work with partners when:

  • dealing with law enforcement
  • regulation and licensing
  • criminal prosecutions and court proceedings

We are also required to protect the public funds we administer. To help us prevent and detect fraud, we may share some information with other bodies. These would be responsible for auditing and administering public funds.

We will:

  • only share personal information when it is lawful to do so
  • ensure we respect an individuals rights and comply to considered legal requirements

Contact the Information Governance Team