Parking and bus lane PCN privacy notice

Read our privacy notice for information on how we collect, store and process your data.

There are six lawful bases for holding personal data:

  • consent
  • contract
  • legal obligation
  • vital interests
  • public task
  • legitimate interests

Penalty charge notices (PCN)

The council will hold data in relation to the issuing and processing of penalty charge notices under the lawful basis of public task. This is a public task carried out as part of the council’s legal obligation to manage the road network in the city of Brighton & Hove.

In order to carry out enforcement duties in accordance with the Traffic Management Act 2004, the local authority has to hold the required data to ensure that enforcement and debt recovered is achieved.

The processing of the data to enable penalty charge notices and subsequent procedural documents, to be issued is lawful under Article 6 (c) and 6 (e) of the General Data Protection Regulation.

The data collected in the issuing and processing of penalty charge notices and subsequent procedural documents are only used for the specific purpose for which they are collected, unless when data is lawfully requested for the purpose of crime prevention and investigation, and only kept for as long as needed for that purpose.

Who do we share data with?


For the purpose of issuing penalty charge notices and processing of subsequent procedural documents. NSL hold the parking enforcement contract with the council. 

Traffic Enforcement Centre at Northampton County Court 

For the propose of debt recovery when applicable. 

Certificated Enforcement Agency (formerly known as bailiffs) 

For the propose of debt recovery when applicable.


For the purpose of crime prevention and investigation. Data is only shared upon request from the police and when the relevant legal document is submitted.  

Find out more

You can find out more about our data policy on the privacy and cookies webpage or by calling 01273 29 59 59.