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Data Protection

The Data Protection Act

The General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act 2018 protects your privacy and makes sure your personal data is processed fairly and lawfully.

Personal data is information that can identify you and that relates to your home, personal or work life, such as your name and address. It can also cover other information we may hold about you such as library records or social care information.

The GDPR contains six principles which all organisations must comply with. We and our partners use these principles when processing your personal information.

The six principles ensure information is:

  • (a) processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to individuals;

  • (b) collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes; 

  • (c) adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed;

    (d) accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date;

  • (e) 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;

  • (f) 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 distres

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, make a request in writing (letter, Email or fax). Email Address :

Requests should clearly state what type of information is being sought, to help us identify the relevant information.

We will resolve your request within 40 calendar days from the receipt of the completed form.

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 co-ordinated

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. We may share information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds, in order to prevent and detect fraud.

We will:

  • only share personal information when it is lawful to do so
  • comply with legal requirements that must be considered and to ensure an individual's rights are respected

Contact the Information Governance Team

Contact us

Information Governance
North Tyneside Council
The Silverlink North
Cobalt Business Park
North Tyneside
NE27 0BY

Telephone: (0191) 643 2333
Fax: (0191) 643 2431
Email: Information Governance

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