- Data protection and Freedom of Information
- Freedom of Information Act - advice
- Copyright - reusing public sector information
- Data Protection Act
- Data protection complaints procedure
- Dealing with requests
- Environmental Information Requlations Complaints Procedure
- Flintshire's Publication Scheme
- Freedom of Information Statistics
- Freedom of information complaints procedure
- Model Publication Scheme
- National Fraud Initiative
- Privacy Notice
- Terms and conditions
Data Protection, Freedom of Information and EIR
The Data Protection Act, Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations place duties on local authorities in relation to the different types of information they hold.
The Data Protection Act 1998 regulates the way organisations deal with personal information. In order to be covered by the Act information must:
a) relate to an identifiable living person
b) be biographical in a significant sense
c) have the individual as its focus, and
d) affect the individual’s privacy.
Where the Act applies organisations have to follow certain principles in the way they deal with such information.
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives the public a right to know whether the Council has a record of information and to have such information communicated to them. There are a number of exemptions to such rights contained in the Act.
The Environmental Information Regulations 1994 give the public similar rights in relation to environmental information. Whilst requests have to be in writing for the Freedom of Information Act, oral requests are acceptable under the Environmental Information Regulations.
The Council website contains more information about Data Protection, Freedom of Information and Environmental Information.