Health and safety investigations privacy notice

The council is the data controller for purposes of the Data Protection Act (2018) and EU General Data Protection Regulation as of May 2018 and is registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) 

Brighton & Hove City Council are committed to protecting your personal information. As a data controller we have a responsibility to make sure you know why and how your personal information is being collected in accordance with relevant data protection law.

Purposes and lawful basis of processing

We are collecting your data for the purpose of investigating health and safety matters across the City of Brighton & Hove. Information gathered will be used to support the council’s decision as to whether further action is necessary, including enforcement action. 

Our lawful basis for processing personal data is under legal obligation, specifically working the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. 

Occasionally we may also process special category data, which would be done so under substantial public interest, specifically the Data Protection Act (2018) Schedule 1, Part 2, Paragraph 6 ‘Statutory etc. and government purposes’.

Who we will share your data with

Your data may be shared internally with Legal Services and other Regulatory Service Teams. We may also share your information externally with other relevant public bodies such as Health and Safety Executive, East Sussex Fire and Rescue, Police and the courts. Outside of these bodies we will not share information without your explicit consent.

How long we will hold your data (retention)

We will hold your data for six years from closed of case. 

Transferring data outside the European Economic Area

Your information is not processed outside of the European Economic Area.

Your information rights 

Under GDPR you have certain rights concerning your information.

Learn more about your information rights

How to get advice or make a complaint

Data protection contacts

If you wish to discuss any of your data protection rights, you can contact the Data Protection Team on 01273 295959 or by email at data.protection@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Contact the council's Data Protection Officer 

Whilst we would prefer that you contact us first with any concerns that you might have, you can also contact the Information Commissioner’s Office. The ICO is the national regulator with responsibility for ensuring compliance with data protection.

Information Commissioner’s Office

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. Contact details for the ICO is stated below:

You can contact the ICO:

  • on their website
  • by telephone: 0303 123 1113
  • by post: Wycliffe House, Water Ln, Wilmslow SK9 5AF

This Privacy Notice will be subject to review when there is a change.