National fraud initiative

Why we collect information about you
  • to participate in the Cabinet Office’s national fraud initiative
  • to assist with the prevention and detection of crime
What type of information we may collect
  • name, date of birth, address and contact information
  • details of services you have accessed from the council
  • financial information
  • employment details
  • details of criminal convictions and offences

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

  • physical or mental health details
Lawful bases for processing information about you
  • necessary to perform a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority
  • necessary for reasons of substantial public interest
How we may collect your information
  • provided directly by you
  • from existing records relating to payroll, pensions, concessionary travel applications, personal budgets and care home placements that are funded by the council
  • provided by another professional organisation involved in the provision of services
Who we may share your information with
  • Cabinet Office
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • police and other law enforcement authorities
  • professional organisations that are involved in the prevention and detection of fraud related to public funds
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.

Where your information is held

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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