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Data protection

Information about the Data Protection Act, personal data and the council's compliance with the Act.


The Data Protection Act 1998 regulates the processing of personal data. It requires that organisations process your personal data in transparently and in line with good information handling rules.

Personal data

The Act applies to 'personal data'. This is any information, which identifies a living individual and includes any expression of opinions about an individual or an organisation's intentions towards an individual.

The Data Protection Act 1998 gives individuals a right of access to their personal data. This is known as the right of subject access.

The Information Commissioner

The Information Commissioner is an independent official appoint to regulate the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000.


The Act requires organisations that process personal data (data controllers) to register with the Information Commissioners Office. The council's registration number is Z6213115.

How does the council comply with the Act?

All Local Authorities have a duty to improve the health of the population they serve. To help with this, birth and death data is being processed in fulfilment of London Borough of Hillingdon's public health function. We use data and information from a range of sources including hospitals to understand more about the nature and causes of disease and ill-health in the area. The council has the following in place:

Information Security Statement

Our Information Governance framework is designed to ensure that Hillingdon Council deals with personal information legally and securely. You can read our Information Security Statement here:

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