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

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 a subject access request form.

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.