Data protection

How we handle data at Trafford Council

In this section you can find information about how we handle your data and how we comply with the requirements of Data Protection Law.

Open data

Open data is about increased transparency, about sharing the information we hold with the wider community to build useful applications. The data needs to be in open, machine readable formats that can be easily reused.

Freedom of information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004 give a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by Trafford Council.

Requesting a copy of your personal information

The use of your personal information is controlled by Data Protection Law. This act also gives you the right to request access to your information by submitting what is known as a Subject Access Request (SAR).

Research Governance Framework

All Health and Social Care organisations are required to have a Research Governance Framework.

Privacy Notices

To meet the requirements of Data Protection Law, organisations need to issue a Privacy Notice which explains to people how their information will be processed.