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Privacy and data protection

As a County Council we provide a large range of different services, as explained throughout our website, and virtually all of these rely on us collecting and using information about individuals.

Everything we do with that information, from how we collect it to how long we keep it for, has to comply with Data Protection legislation. This has been the case for many years, but you will probably be aware that this legislation has now been updated.

This section of our website provides information on our data protection practices.

It brings together our Privacy notices, which are used to inform you of details such as what information we collect, why we collect it, what we use it for, who we share it with, and what rights you have about the information we hold about you.

We have a main council-wide privacy notice that covers our information use in broad terms and then a developing group of service-specific notices that go into more detail. 

These notices can be read alongside the details provided when we collect information from you, such as a statement on a form, a service information leaflet or discussed with you in person by one of our staff members.

An Easy Read version of our privacy notice can be found below.

Easy Read privacy policy

Size: 2.69 MB File format: pdf

County Council's Data Protection Policy

May 2018

Size: 24.25 KB File format: pdf

We participate in the Cabinet Office's National Fraud Initiative, a data matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud. We are required to provide particular sets of data to the Minister for the Cabinet Office for matching for each exercise. 

National Fraud Initiative

Size: 161.78 KB File format: pdf

We conduct Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA) for any new processing of personal data. Assessments relating to NHS datasets and Adult Social Care can be viewed below.

DPIA Civil Registration Data Set Published

Size: 278.99 KB File format: pdf

DPIA Hospital Episode Statistics Published

Size: 299.28 KB File format: pdf

DPIA Mosaic Published

Size: 165.15 KB File format: pdf

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Pseudonymisation and Anonymisation of Data Policy can be found below.

Pseudonymisation and Anonymisation of Data Policy

Size: 119.65 KB File format: pdf

Communications with the Council (including online transactions) may be subject to monitoring and recording only for purposes permitted by the Telecommunications (Lawful Business Practice) (Interception of Communications) Regulations 2000  in order to prevent or detect a crime, or investigate or detect the unauthorised use of the service.


For information relating to Data Protection contact:

  • E-mail: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 01223 699 137
  • Post: Business Intelligence - Information and Records
    Cambridgeshire County Council
    Shire Hall
    CB3 0AP

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