Law enforcement processing

Why we collect information about you
  • to prevent, investigate, detect or prosecute criminal offences or execute criminal penalties in relation to trading standards, fire safety risks, matters affecting the highway, planning contraventions, non-school attendance and waste disposal
  • when instigating criminal proceedings that are in the interests of the people Lincolnshire
What type of information we may collect
  • name, date of birth, address and other contact information
  • details of alleged and convicted criminal offences
  • information relevant to the enquiry or investigation into an alleged offence
  • categorisation of individuals as an offender, suspected offender, victim or witness
  • financial information
  • outcomes and sentences
  • images and recordings

We may also process some special category (sensitive) data such as:

  • race or ethnic origin
  • political views and affiliations
  • religious or philosophical beliefs
  • sex life or sexual orientation
  • physical or mental health details
Lawful bases for processing information about you
  • necessary for the administration of justice
  • necessary for statutory purposes
  • necessary for, or in connection with, any legal proceedings, obtaining legal advice and establishing, exercising or defending legal rights
  • necessary for the safeguarding of children and of individuals at risk
How we may collect your information
  • provided by you
  • provided by other members of the public
  • police forces and other law enforcement and prosecuting authorities
  • schools
  • other local authorities
Who we may share your information with
  • legal advisors acting on our behalf
  • courts and tribunals
  • police forces and other law enforcement and prosecuting authorities
  • healthcare, social and welfare organisations and professionals
  • local and central government
  • regulatory authorities
How long we hold your information for

We are required to retain your information for as long as is necessary, after which it will be securely destroyed.

Further information on retention periods is available through our customer privacy notice.

Your information rights

You have several rights in relation to the information that the council holds about you. For information about your rights, when they might apply and how to make a request to exercise them, please see our customer privacy notice.

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