COVID-19 Service update

Please note that although we will aim to respond to your request for information within the relevant statutory timeframe, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, staff working on your request may become absent or deployed to other areas of work at short notice. Unfortunately the Information Governance Team has no capacity to receive phone calls or process requests for information received by post at this time.

So, if you'd like to submit a request for information under the Data Protection Act 2018, send an email to or send us a completed Subject Access Request form, linked below.

We thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The UK Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation 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

Read our frequently asked questioned about accessing information (PDF 234KB)

Request access to your own information

You can request access to the personal information we hold about you.

You will need to provide a copy of identification. We need identification so we can ensure that we don't release your personal information to anyone else. The types of identification we accept are listed on the form.

Download and complete a subject access form:

Contact us

If you have a question about a Subject Access Request or a data protection issue in relation to Brighton & Hove City Council, send an email to or call 01273 29 59 59.