On the 25 May 2018 the UK produced its third generation of data protection law. This is the same date as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was launched throughout the European Union (EU).
The new data protection law will apply the EU’s GDPR standards for the processing of data considered as “general data”; this is data which is processed for a reason not involving law enforcement or national security. How organisations should process “general data” can be found within Part 2 of the new Data Protection Act 2018.
The processing of data for law enforcement purposes can only be done by an organisation which is considered a “competent authority”. Law enforcement purposes are “the prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, including the safeguarding against and the prevention of threats to public security”. The description of a “competent authority” is laid down in data protection law, and includes but is not limited to, organisations such as police forces, the Financial Conduct Authority and the Information Commissioner. How organisations should process data for “law enforcement purposes” can be found within Part 3 of the Data Protection Act 2018.
Who are we?
North Yorkshire Police are a police force who has a responsibility for policing the County of North Yorkshire.
The Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police is the “Data Controller” and as such has overall responsibility for the lawful processing of all personal data processed by the force. The Chief Constable is assisted by the “Data Protection Officer” who provides advice and guidance in relation to data protection law. Our data protection registration number is Z4888236; it is renewed each year.
The Chief Constable
Lisa Winward, North Yorkshire Police Headquarters, North Yorkshire Police, Alverton Court, Crosby Road, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 1BF.
Data Protection Officer
Susan Haider, North Yorkshire Police Headquarters, North Yorkshire Police, Alverton Court, Crosby Road, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 1BF.
The Privacy Notices
How we use your information depends on the purpose for which we are using the data. For example we may use your information to:
- Recruit, employ and provide staff development
- Check the quality and effectiveness of our work
- Research and planning of new services
- Investigating any concerns or complaints about our work
- Respond to queries
- Help you contact other services
We take your privacy very seriously and like to be transparent with what we do with your information. For that reason we have produced a number of Privacy Notices, which explain how and why North Yorkshire Police process your personal data, under Part 2, “general data” and Part 3 “law enforcement data” and the steps we take to keep your information safe.
We keep these privacy notices under regular review and aim to indicate when each notice was last updated.
Law enforcement privacy notice
Recruitment and vetting privacy notices
Public information privacy notices
Video footage privacy notices
Privacy notices for our workforce
Other relevant links
To see our ‘Consent Statement’ for further information on North Yorkshire Police’s approach to handling personal data based on consent, please click here.
To see what your rights are in regard to your personal data, please click here.
To see how you can complain to the Information Commissioner if you have concerns as to how we have handled your data, please click here.