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Right to object

You have the right to object to the Council processing your data for a number of reasons:

You don't think we have the authority

A local authority can process data to perform a task carried out in the public interests or with lawful authority. This condition will cover almost all services that we provide, and some services will also be covered by a specific legal obligation to process the data.

If you object to our authority, we'll have to show our reasons for continuing to process your personal data.

Your data is being used for direct marketing or research

You can object to your data being processed for research purposes unless we have public interest justification for this.

When conducting research we'll in most instances make the data anonymous so you can't be identified. This way the outcomes are not linked to any individuals.

You're being profiled

You have the right to object if you are being profiled. Profiling is where decisions are made about you based on certain things in your personal information, such as health conditions. We may do this to help us deliver the most appropriate service to you.

If we do use your personal information to profile you, we'll tell you.

Make a right to object request