Revenues data protection

Chichester District Councils approach to data privacy and information sharing

Chichester District Council manages personal data in accordance with the Data Protection acts including the current Data Protection Act 1998 and also the General Data Protection Regulations 2016 from 25 May 2018 and is a public authority as defined within those regulations.

The revenues department refers to - council tax, business rates, housing benefit, council tax reduction and the collection and enforcement of the BID levy. Revenues department related personal data will be processed for the public purpose of the exercise of duties related to the local authority functions of the revenues department, including related processing specifically financial and criminal investigations or any administrative tasks reasonably required to carry out those functions.

Revenues department data will be provided to the Cabinet Office for data matching purposes in accordance with Section 6 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 as part of the National Fraud Initiative or where otherwise provided for in law.

This data will be used for cross-system and cross-authority comparison for the prevention and detection of fraud.

For more information, please visit the our data protection policy, which provides further guidance on your rights and access to the Cabinet Office's National Fraud Initiative web pages, or contact the relevant revenues department on 01243 785166.

The revenues department will share information including personal data with other departments in the council to support the effective carrying out of this work in particular IT, legal and finance departments. The council will also share personal data with partner bodies where statute allows sharing information and personal data with those bodies.

The revenues department will share personal data externally where it is reasonably required to carry out elements of the revenues department's work of the council under a data processing or data sharing agreement including where that processing is required to improve our services to you. Information will also be shared when requests are received by legitimate law enforcement bodies carrying out their own public role.