Information about you

Data protection

The Data Protection Act controls how organisations, businesses and the government use your personal information. It is the main piece of legislation that governs the protection of personal data in the UK.

At Thurrock we keep all of your records on secure computer systems and in secure manual filing systems. We will tell you:

  • how we use this information
  • who we might share it with

Accessing the information we hold about you

The Data Protection Act allows you to ask us for copies of your personal information. When you request access to your information, you must:

  • use our application form or ask for the information in writing
  • pay a £10 fee
  • provide one form of photo ID

We will respond to you within 40 days of receiving your application, fee and any additional information we need to find your data. If we can’t give you some or any of the information, we’ll tell you why.

To find out about your rights under the Data Protection Act, go to the Information Commissioner's Office website.

You can download our Data Protection policy below.