Data Protection Act

The Data Protection Act 1998 sets our rules for the way we handle information about you. It gives you the right to ask us what information we hold about you on computers and in some paper records. The Data Protection Act also states that if we record information about you we should be open about how we use this information and must follow the eight common principles of 'good information handling'. These are technically known as the "data protection principles".

The eight principles are:

We must respond to your request within 40 days. If we do not reply or if the information we supply is not all there, you can complain. You can see most of the information we hold on you, but there are a few exceptions.

To find out more please see:

To make a request under the Data Protection Act you need to send us your request:

In writing Information Systems Officer
South Northamptonshire Council
The Forum
Moat Lane
NN12 6AD
By email
By form Subject Access request form (78 kb pdf)


We charge a statutory fee of £10 for giving you this information


If you are not happy with the way we have dealt with you on this, use our complaints procedure, if you are still not happy you can complain to the Information Commissioner.

Individual Electoral Registration Privacy Impact Assessment

The Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 speeds up the introduction of individual electoral registration (IER) in Great Britain in order to modernise the electoral registration system and tackle fraud. Electors will be asked to register individually from 2014 and will be required to provide identifying information which will be checked before they are added to the electoral register.

For more information see:

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