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Archives and information governance

Element 9: Data protection

The process by which the Council manages personal data.

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The General Data Protection Regulations and the Data Protection Act 2018 detail how personal data should be managed.

East Renfrewshire Council is registered with the Information Commissioner's Office as a data controller, registration Z7145991.

The Council's Data Protection Officer in our Corporate and Community Services Department has responsibility for the monitoring of data protection compliance within the Council. Each department has a responsibility for ensuring compliance and each department nominates a data protection officer or officers.

The Council has produced a Data Protection Policy, approved by the Corporate Management Team, and has developed supporting guidance to assist staff in applying the data protection principles in their daily work. These resources are available on the staff intranet supported by an online training module.

The Data Protection section of the Council website holds the key Council data protection documents, and advises the public of their rights under the Act and details how the Council uses their information and how they can access the information held about them. You can access these data protection resources through the link on this page.

In dealing with "special category" information, there are certain records management issues to be considered. These are detailed in the document on this page.

 


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