How to Make a Request for Personal Information

Your rights 

 The Data Protection Act 2018 gives you the right to:

  • be informed that your personal information is being processed by the Council

  • access your personal information and receive a copy in a machine-readable format

  • correct mistakes

  • erase your records

  • restrict how your information is processed

  • object to automated decision-making and direct marketing

These are not absolute rights, so do not always apply.  For example a restriction will apply to your right to erase records where the Council is required to keep your record to help prevent fraud.  If your rights have been restricted your will be informed why.

For further information please see the West Northamptonshire Council's data protection webpages

Access to personal information 

If you would like to make a request for access to your personal information, please write to:  


When requesting information from the Council, please be very specific.  The more specific you are in your request the easier it is to find precise information quickly.     


The Information Commissioner 

The Information Commissioner oversees and enforces the Data Protection Act and General Data Protection Regulation. The Information Commissioner's website provides more information on your rights under the Act.  


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