Data Protection

Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice explains how we use the information that we collect about you.


Fife Council use the information provided by you in order to process your process/investigate any alleged data protection breach or to assess a request relating to your individual information rights.

We have a legal requirement in terms of the GDPR/Data Protection Act 2018 to ensure all incidents and individual's rights are actioned and dealt with in accordance with the Act.

The personal information we gather and use includes:
  • Contact (Name, address, email, phone)
  • information relating to any alleged incident or in line with your individual rights

We may share the information you have provided with:
  • Other Council Services
  • the Information Commissioner's Office if we report a breach affecting your rights and freedoms

We may also receive information about you from:
  • Third Parties
  • Other Council Services

The Council will not keep your information for longer than is necessary. In some instances the law sets the length of time information has to be kept. The Council has a retention schedule which sets out how long we hold different types of information. This can be found here

Further information on how your information is used and why can be found at The Council's Data Protection Officer can be contacted at:


Fife Council collects and uses personal information to help it provide services to its customers. Data Protection Legislation gives individuals rights in relation to their own information, and controls the way the Council can use the information it holds.


How the Council uses your information


Data Protection Legislation controls the way organisations that record personal information use it. It says that organisations must make sure that information is-


  • processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner
  • processed for specified purpose and not further processed inappropriately  
  • adequate, relevant and not excessive
  • accurate and up to date
  • not be kept for longer than necessary
  • processed securely


If you have any concerns about how your personal information is being processed by the Council, you should contact the Data Protection Officer in the first instance.


If you remain dissatisfied, you can contact the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO); this is an independent authority, which regulates data protection.



Individual’s Rights


The General Data Protection Regulation gives individuals more rights in relation to how their personal information is handled.


These rights include:



For more information, please click on the rights above.  


If you're unhappy with how we've dealt with your request, you can contact the Information Commissioner's Office.


Contact details


Data Protection Officer

Fife House, Glenrothes, KY7 5LT


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