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Data Protection

How does the council protect information about you?

The law on Data Protection tells us how to ensure that the information we create and hold is processed in accordance with your individual rights.

The Act places a legal responsibility on the council to make sure that all data collected, obtained and processed receives the right level of protection and is protected from loss and unauthorised use.

This  describes, in general terms, how we use your personal data.  You can also find details on how each service uses your personal data.

The Act gives members of the public rights in relation to their personal information including:

  • The right to know what information the council holds about you
  • The right to request access to your information
  • The right to ask the council to correct inaccurate data or change the way we use it (exceptions apply)
  • The right to stop personal data being used for marketing purposes

If you have any queries or concerns regarding how the Council handles your personal data please contact the Data Protection Office at

Fill in and submit an online form to Request information Sunderland City Council hold about you. 

The Information Commissioner oversees use of personal data in England and Wales.

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