The council has a legal obligation to comply with the Data Protection Act 2018 and EU General Data Protection Regulations. It sets out the rules for processing personal information and applies to most paper and computer records.


The Act entitles you to access information held on you by an organisation. The type of data the council may hold on you is information to help make decisions about welfare or entitlements, such as awarding council tax or housing benefits. Organisations must be open about how information is used and must follow good information handling principles.


A list of the types of information held by each organisation, known as the 'register of notifications', is held on the Office of the Information Commissioner website. You will see from the list the broad types of information Ealing holds. You will need to type in the registration number: Z5696801.


For more information see the Ealing council data protection webpage