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Data protection

The Data Protection Act 1998 provides individuals with a right of access to information that we may hold about them, and sets out how personal data must be used. If you have queries about how we have used your data, you can find out who to contact here.

The Act gives individuals certain rights. It also says those who record and use personal information must be open about how the information is used and must follow the eight principles of ‘good information handling’.

Anyone processing personal data must comply with the eight enforceable principles of good practice. They say that data must be:

  • Processed fairly and lawfully
  • Processed for limited purposes
  • Adequate, relevant and not excessive
  • Accurate and up to date
  • Not kept longer than necessary
  • Processed in accordance with the data subject’s rights
  • Secure
  • Not transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) without adequate protection

Should you have any queries surrounding the use of data about you please contact the Civil Disclosure Unit at:

North Yorkshire Police Headquarters
North Yorkshire Police, Alverton Court,
Crosby Road, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 1AA
Email: CivilDisclosure@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

You may also want to visit the Subject Access Request page on this website, which explains how you can apply to North Yorkshire Police to find out what information we hold about you.

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