The Council and democracy Personal information and your rights

Ask us to stop using or delete personal information

You have the right to ask the Council to stop using and/or to delete your personal information.

This is commonly known as the ‘right to be forgotten’. This includes withdrawing your consent to us processing your personal data if your consent was relied upon.

In some circumstances you can ask for your personal information to be deleted, for example:

  • where your personal information is no longer needed for the reason why it was collected in the first place
  • where you have removed your consent for us to use your information
  • where there is no other legal reason for the use of your information
  • where deleting the information is a legal requirement.

Where your personal information has been shared with others, we'll do what we can to make sure that those organisations using your personal information also stop and/or delete your information.

We can't delete your information where:

  • we're required to have it by law
  • it is used for freedom of expression
  • it is in the interest of the wider public, for example public health purposes
  • it is for scientific or historical research, or statistical purposes where it would make information unusable
  • it is necessary for legal claims
  • where use of your personal information is not reliant on obtaining consent, for example where your personal information is needed to comply with compliance with a legal obligation.

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