Request your personal data
You are legally entitled to ask for a copy of the data or information we hold about you, or to authorise someone to act on your behalf.
You will need to provide proof of identity and a £10 administration fee.
This process is called a Subject Access Request (SAR) and once you have submitted everything correctly it will take no more than 40 calendar days.
Unlawfully obtaining or attempting to obtain data is a criminal offence.
Proof of identity
We require proof of your identity including your name, date of birth and current address before we can disclose personal data. You should provide two documents such as
- Birth certificate
- Photo identification such as passport or driving licence
- Official letter addressed to you at your address such as a bank statement, recent utility or Council Tax bill.
If you have changed your name, please supply the relevant documents that evidence the change.
There is a fee of £10.00 and cheques or postal orders should be made payable to Redditch Borough Council.
If you are acting on behalf of someone
If you are acting on behalf of someone you will need to provide evidence of your identity as well as that of the "data subject", along with proof of your right to act on their behalf. If you are a parent, foster parent or carer, acting on behalf of a child under 12 years of age you will need to provide proof of parental responsibility. Children 12 and over are effectively treated as adults by data protection laws.
As a Local Authority we collect, hold and process information supplied by you in accordance with the Data Protection Act, to allow us to provide services effectively. You can find out more regarding this and our fair processing notices here.