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Data protection policy
Summary

Herefordshire Council has a responsibility under the Data Protection Act 1998 to hold, obtain, record, use and store all personally identifiable data in a secure and confidential manner and in accordance with the purpose stated within its Data Protection Notification. This policy is a statement of what the council intends to do to ensure its compliance with the Act.

The Data Protection Policy will apply to all council employees, volunteers, contractors and to staff members of NHS bodies with whom we work who handle council data in joint teams.

The policy will provide a framework within which the council will ensure compliance with the requirements of the Act and will underpin any operational procedures and activities connected with the implementation of the Act.

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Last updated date
January 2018
Review date
January 2021
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