A key area of change in the Data Protection Act 2018 relates to individuals’ rights, the law enhances existing rights by clarifying and extending them and introduces additional rights.

However, your information rights are dependent on the purposes for which data was collected and processed.

Right to be informed

This places an obligation upon Northamptonshire Police to tell you how we obtain your personal information and describe how we will use, retain, store and who we may share it with.

We have written this privacy notice to explain how we will use your personal information and tell you what your rights are under the legislation.

Right of access

This is commonly known as subject access and is the right which allows you access to your personal data and supplementary information, however it is subject to certain restrictions.  Please see Request Information for further information

Right to request rectification

You are entitled to have personal data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete. You may contact our Information Unit to request this.

To make a rectification request we will require you to:

  • State clearly what you believe is inaccurate or incomplete,
  • Explain how you believe we should correct it, and
  • Where available, provide evidence of the inaccuracies.
  • Provide us a method of contact to allow us to respond to or clarify your request or concern.

You can email our information unit on [email protected].

A useful template letter can be found on the ico website.

Right to request restriction

Individuals have a right to request restriction or suppression to the processing of their personal data in certain circumstances. You may contact our Information Unit to request this.

Right to request erasure

You have the right to request the deletion or removal of your personal data in certain circumstances. You may contact our Information Unit to request this.

Right to object

You have the right to object to processing if we are using your information for a process which forms part of our public tasks - but only when it is not being processed for a law enforcement purpose.

Right to withdraw consent

If we are relying on consent to process your personal data, you can withdraw your consent at any time. However, if we are processing your personal data for performance of a contract we will not be relying on consent.

Rights relating to automated decision making

Automated individual decision making and profiling is a decision made by automated means without any human involvement. You have a right to be informed regarding this type of processing and may request the decision to receive human intervention. Northamptonshire Police will update this privacy notice should this type of processing take place. Northamptonshire Police do not have any processes where the final decision is automated, this privacy notice will be updated should this type of processing take place.

Rights relating to data portability

This only applies to personal data you have provided to police where we are relying on your consent to process it or where we are using your personal data as part of a contract we have with you.This right does not apply to personal data processed for a law enforcement purpose.

Right to claim compensation

If you believe we have breached any requirements of the Data Protection Act and feel you have suffered damage or distress as a result, you may be entitled compensation. Any claims should be sent to our Information Unit.

Exercising your rights 

To exercise any of the rights listed above please contact us at:

Data Protection Officer
Information Unit 
Force Headquarters
Wootton Hall
Wootton Hall Park

Email: [email protected]   

Phone: 03000 111 222 ext 341172

You will need to provide us with two pieces of identification, one of these should be photographic and the other a utility bill evidencing ownership or tenancy at the address we would hold on our records. If you are going to experience difficulty in providing identification please contact us to discuss the matter further. You will also need to provide us with evidence to support rectification or additional information for the erasure of data.

We will respond to your request as quickly as we can and within one calendar month for subject access.

Further information regarding your rights can be found on the ICO website.

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