Data Protection Policy
This policy was formally adopted by the South Lakeland
District Council (the Council) on 16 October 2002, and applies to
all employees, and those acting on the Council's behalf.
An essential activity within the Council is the requirement to
gather and process information about its staff and people in the
community in order to operate effectively. This will be done in
accordance with the Data Protection Act
(the Act), and other related government legislation.
The Council, acting as custodians of personal data, recognises
its moral duty to ensure that all such data is handled properly and
confidentially at all times, irrespective of whether it is held on
paper or by electronic means. This covers the whole lifecycle,
- the obtaining of personal data;
- the storage and security of personal data;
- the use of personal data;
- the disposal / destruction of personal data.
The Council also has a responsibility to ensure that data
subjects have appropriate access, upon written request, to details
regarding personal information relating to them.
Data Protection Officer
FREEPOST NAT 18106
0845 050 4434