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Privacy Notice (Legal Obligation)

The council is the data controller for purposes of the Data Protection Act (1998) and EU General Data Protection Regulation as of May 2018 and is registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under registration number Z5840053.

Brighton and Hove City Council is committed to protecting your personal information. As a data controller we have a responsibility to make sure you know why and how your personal information is being collected in accordance with relevant data protection law.

Why we are processing your data

  • We are collecting your data for the purpose of providing Welfare and Benefits services.
  • We have a legal basis for collecting this data through our statutory obligation under the Welfare Reform Act 2012.
  • We also collect data to enable us to exercise specific obligations in the field of social security and social care.
  • Your data may be shared internally within the council. It may also be shared with external organisations for the purposes of tax collection, provision of social care and to prevent fraud.
  • To make sure that it delivers its functions as efficiently as possible; this council may share your information with one of its local authority partners, namely Surrey County Council, East Sussex County Council etc., with whom it operates a shared service arrangement.

Your information rights

  • You have rights around the information we hold on you, further information on your rights are available on our website.

Further information

  • If you would like to discuss this further please contact our Information Governance Team on 01273 295959 or
  • BHCC’s Data Protection Officer may be contacted on
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