Taxi Licensing Office service privacy notice
Read our privacy notice for information on how we collect, store and process your data.
We are committed to protecting your personal information.
The council is the data controller for purposes of the Data Protection Act (2018), and The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 ("GDPR"), and is also registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
As a data controller, we have a responsibility to make sure you know why and how your personal information is being collected. This is according to relevant data protection law.
The primary laws which govern how Brighton & Hove City Council collects and use personal information (known as data) about you are:
Why we collect your data
We are collecting your data for the purpose of adding you to the Hackney Carriage Plate waiting list.
To be eligible to apply for inclusion on the hackney carriage vehicle licence waiting list an applicant will have to:
- hold a current Brighton & Hove hackney carriage or private hire driver licence
- not be the proprietor or part proprietor of a licensed hackney carriage vehicle in Brighton & Hove or have been a proprietor or part proprietor of a licensed hackney carriage vehicle in Brighton & Hove
We will use your data to check against our database for eligibility.
Our lawful basis for processing your data is for the performance of a task carried out with official authority vested in the controller, specifically working within the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976.
What data we collect from you
We'll collect your:
- date of birth
- email address
- home phone number
- mobile phone number
Who we share your data with
We will not share your information with any other third party, unless we are under a legal obligation to do so.
How long we will keep your data
We will hold your data for the length of time you are a licence holder plus 6 years. If your licence is revoked or refused we will hold your data for up to 25 years.
How we store your data
We will store your information on electronic databases, document management systems and on paper records.
Who we share your data with
We will only make your information available to those who need to know, so they can perform their council role.
How we protect your data and keep it secure
Examples of the security measures we use are:
- training for our staff, making them aware of how to handle information securely, and how and when to report when something goes wrong
- we use encryption when data is being sent, meaning we scramble information so other people can’t read it without access to an unlock key
- where possible, we will pseudonymise your data - this means we will remove your identity so the people working with your data will not know your identity
- controlling access to systems and networks allows us to stop people who are not allowed to view your personal information, from getting access to it
- regular testing of our technology and ways of working, including keeping up to date on the latest security updates, these are called patches
Transferring your data outside the European Economic Area
Your data is not processed outside of the European Economic Area.
How to get advice or make a complaint
If you want to discuss any of your data protection rights, you can:
- contact the Data Protection Officer online
- phone 01273 295 959
- send an email to email@example.com
Information Commissioners Office (ICO)
The ICO is the national regulator with responsibility for ensuring compliance with data protection.
We would prefer you to contact us first with any concerns, but you can also contact the Information Commissioner to make a complaint:
- on their website
- by phone: 0303 123 1113
- by post: Wycliffe House, Water Ln, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF
Changes to this privacy notice
This privacy notice will be subject to review when there is a change.