Data Protection Act 1998

The Data Protection Act 1998 (EU Directive 95/46/EC) came into effect on the 24 October 1998 and was brought into force on 1 March 2000. The act relates to a wide range of personal data, not just that held in computer systems. It now includes data held in manual filing systems, video and closed circuit television images (CCTV).

The relevant documents are available to view or download below.

You can also view our full privacy statement.

Accessing Information

Review our frequently asked questioned about accessing information in our FAQ (PDF 111KB)

Request access to your own information

The Data Protection Act lets you request access to the personal information we hold about you. To request access, please complete a subject access form:

Contact us

If you have a query about a data protection issue in relation to Brighton & Hove City Council, please call 01273 295959

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For support with data protection email