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Access to information about you

Data Protection Act 1998

The Data Protection Act 1998 gives individuals certain rights to access data that organisations hold about them. It also says those who record and use personal information must be open about how the information is used and must follow the eight principles of ‘good information handling’.

The 8 data protection principles say that an individual's data must be:

  • Processed fairly and lawfully
  • Processed for limited purposes
  • Adequate, relevant and not excessive
  • Accurate and up-to-date
  • Not kept longer than necessary
  • Processed in accordance with the data subject’s rights
  • Secure
  • Not transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area without adequate protection

The Data Protection Act gives an individual the right to have a copy of any personal data held about them.

Section 7 of the Act states that a “data subject” (the person about whom the personal data refers) is entitled, upon written request, to be informed whether or not personal data is held or processed about them.

How to access information about you

You can request access to the information (if any) that the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire holds about you by making a Subject Access Request (SAR).  You can find out more about making a SAR here

If you are unable to print the form, we can send one out to you.  Contact us on:

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire
Police Headquarters
Deepdale Lane
Nr Lincoln
Fax: 01522 558739
Tel: 01522 947192

A standard payment of £10.00 is charged for each request.  You should send payment and proof of your identity along with your completed Subject Access form to the above address.

The process may take up to 40 days from receipt of your completed form and fee.

Freedom of information requests

For general (non-personal) information held by us, you can make a Freedom of Information request

Privacy Impact Assessments

A Privacy Impact Assessment enables an organisation to analyse how a particular project or system will effect the privacy of the individuals involved.  The purpose of the Privacy Impact Assessment is to ensure that privacy risks are minimised while allowing the aims of a project to be met whenever possible.  Conducting a Privacy Impact Assessment is not required by law, however carrying out one effectively should benefit people affected by a project, and the organisation carrying out the project by helping organisation to comply with their Data Protection Act obligations.

If any Privacy Impact Assessments are undertaken they will be published here subject to exemptions under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.