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Whose personal data do we process?

Our community safety team collect personal data relating to witnesses, victims, potential victims alleged offenders and perpetrators of crime and anti-social behaviour. We also collect data on vulnerable and potentially vulnerable individuals.

What categories of personal data do we process?

Names, addresses, images, family details, descriptions, date of birth, associates, housing tenure, and behaviour of a criminal or anti-social nature.

What special categories of personal data do we process?

In addition to collecting personal data, we collect details relating to racial and ethnic origin, health, education, criminal convictions and other offences, known as special category data.

How do we obtain data?

We collect this data direct from individuals and from partner agencies, such as other local authorities, the Police Authority, Fire & Rescue Service, Probation Trust and National Health Service.  We also collect data from CCTV recordings, other council departments and directly from the community to include community forums and voluntary groups. We are a member of the Community Safety Partnership Board and jointly with Stratford on Avon District Council lead tackling anti-social behaviour. We collect information from these forums.

What do we do with personal data?

We collect this data to protect our communities from harm with the emphasis on the prevention of incidents. We have a duty to develop and implement strategies to: -

  • Prevent and detect crime
  • Reduce crime and disorder in the area
  • Combat the misuse of drugs, alcohol and other substances
  • Reduce re-offending in the area

We are also committed to dealing with anti-social behaviour such as crime, nuisance and disorder.

Our lawful basis for processing personal data is for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the Council.  We process special category data for reasons of substantial public interest.

How do we share personal data?

We share personal information with partner agencies. Any sharing of data is undertaken using secure lines of communication or face to face where all parties present are part of; and compliant with the Warwickshire Sharing of Information Protocol. In some cases, we will share information with third parties who are not partner agencies but have an interest in the particular matter. In such a case, we will only share information that is necessary and will ensure that the data is handled confidentially and securely and in accordance with the data protection legislation.

Your rights

You have the right to access your personal data and to complain if you think your data is being used incorrectly. You may also have other rights, such as to have your data corrected or erased. For full details on your personal data rights, Data Controller and Data Protection Officer’s contact details and further information, please see the main Privacy Notice.