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What information is being used?

The types of personal data we hold may include names, addresses and dates of birth as well as biographical, professional, financial and social information about residents, members of the public, elected members, and experts instructed for the purposes of providing legal advice and representation.

We may also hold sensitive personal information (Special Category data) such as information regarding your race, ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, trade union membership, health, sex life, or sexual orientation. However, we will only do so where we have a lawful basis for doing so.

Generally the information we hold will have been provided to us by you, by Council staff or by our external clients. However, we may also hold information provided by third parties where this is relevant and necessary for the provision of our legal service. For example, from social workers, health professionals, doctors, occupational therapists, and enforcement and regulatory agencies such as the police.