Data Protection Policy
In order to operate efficiently, Gloucestershire County Council (the Council) has to collect and use information about people with whom it works. These may include members of the public, service users, current, past and prospective employees, clients, customers, contractors, suppliers and partner organisations. In addition, the Council may be required by law to collect and use information in order to comply with the requirements of central government.
Personal information must be handled and dealt with properly, no matter how it is collected, recorded and used, and whether it is on paper, in computer records or recorded by any other means.
The Council regards the lawful and correct treatment of personal information as critical to its successful operations, maintaining confidence between the Council and those with whom it carries out business. The Council will ensure that it treats personal information correctly in accordance with the law.
The Council fully endorses and adheres to the principles of data protection as set out in the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
This policy applies to all employees, elected Members, contractors, agents and representatives and temporary staff, working for or on behalf of the Council.