The General Data Protection Regulation provides individuals with a right of access to information that may be held about themselves. This is called subject access. It is a qualified right of access, which does not extend to certain types of information including that which might identify other individuals whose data is held under a duty of confidence.
The Act places a legal responsibility on Cleveland Fire Brigade to ensure that data collected and processed receives the highest level of protection. The Act also provides individuals who are the subject of personal data (data subjects) with certain rights to ensure that data held is accurate and up to date.
Subject access request
The Subject Access provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation give an individual the right to have a copy of any personal data held about them. Section 7 of the Data Protection Act 1998 states that a ‘data subject’ (the person about whom the personal data refers) is entitled, upon written request, to be informed whether or not personal data is held or processed about them.
If you wish to make a subject access request to find out what information is held about you, you can apply by completing and returning the Subject Access Form below. Please be as specific as possible, if your request is too broad, we may ask you for clarifications. You will need to read the Subject Access Guidance that accompany this form and send it to the contact details set out below.
Cleveland Fire Brigade is under a statutory duty to comply with your request within 30 calendar days.
Please write to:
Data Protection Officer
Cleveland Fire Brigade
Training and Administration Hub
Queens Meadow Business Park