Data Protection

To deliver our services we need to collect, store, use, share and dispose of personal information or data about individuals.

As of 25 May 2018, there are two new legislations that sets out how Dundee City Council handles and processes personal data about you. There are:

The underlying aims from the old 1998 Act remain the same. It gives data subjects (i.e. individuals about whom information is held) certain rights, including the right to access and receive a copy of the information held about them. The Act also required data controllers (i.e. bodies who hold information about individuals, such as the Council) to follow the data protection principles.

The Information Commissioner has wide enforcement powers in relation to the Act and can serve Enforcement Notices on data controllers and fine them. Breaching the Act can also, in certain circumstances, be a criminal offence.

The new legislation requires us to be more transparent about how we use your data. More information can be found in our Privacy Policy page.


Ian Smail, Information Governance Manager
Tel:  01382 434206
Corporate Services
21 City Square
Dundee DD1 3BY