Data Protection

What is data protection and what we do with data we hold about you.

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)

If you spent your childhood in care, find out how to get access to your childhood records after you've left care.

Request access to your own information

Request by paper form

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

You'll need to provide a copy of your identification (ID). We need your ID so we can make sure that we don't release your personal information to anyone else. The types of identification we accept are listed on the form.

Download a subject access request form.

Request by email

You do not need to fill in the form but it helps us to know what teams you'd like to receive information from. 

If you do not want to fill in the form please send an email to and include:

  • your full name
  • your ID
  • what information you'd like - the more detail the better
  • what teams within the council you'd like this information from

Contact us

If you have a question about a Subject Access Request send an email to

If you have a question about a data protection issue that relates to Brighton & Hove City Council, send an email to or phone 01273 295959.