Who is processing your data

Herefordshire Council is the data controller under data protection law.

How we will use the information we hold about you

Channel is a programme which focuses on providing support at an early stage to people who are identified as being vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism. Information about individuals is used to provide tailored support at an early stage to an individual, with the aim of preventing them from being drawn into terrorism.

How the law allows us to use your information

The legal basis for processing this data is Article 6(1)(e) of the GDPR as a task carried out in the public interest under section 36 to 41 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 to provide support for people vulnerable to being drawn into any form of terrorism.

If the information you provide us with contains special category data, such as health information, the additional legal basis for processing is Article 9(2)(g) of the GDPR, which also relates to the substantial public interest, in particular for preventing and detecting unlawful acts.

Who we will share your information with

As part of the Channel process, personal information is shared securely and only where necessary. Relevant information will be sought from other agencies as appropriate to inform assessments. Where there is a need this will be discussed at a multi-agency panel to consider whether intervention support should be offered. The information will only be shared with relevant agencies. This may include the police, health agencies, the Home Office, immigration, probation, school, college, or other relevant agencies.

We will share personal information with law enforcement or other authorities if required to do so by applicable law.

How long we keep your personal information

We will hold your personal information for seven years. After this period the information will be reviewed, and only retained where there is an ongoing requirement to retain for a statutory or legal purpose. Following this your personal information will be securely destroyed.

Your rights

Individuals have a number of rights under data protection law, including the right to request their information. You also have a right to make a complaint about our handling of your personal data to the Information Commissioner's Office.

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Last updated date
January 2021