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Law Enforcement Directive

This policy explains what special requirements the Council must meet with processing Personal Data relating to criminal offences (including the suspected and alleged commission of offences) and how staff comply with those requirements when carrying out their work.

It explains the data protection regime that applies to those authorities when processing personal data for law enforcement purposes. It covers part 3 of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018), which implements an EU Directive (Directive 2016/680) and is separate from the GDPR regime.

This policy only covers processing for law enforcement purposes. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (external website) deals with processing for non-law enforcement purposes.

Law enforcement (data protection) policy [PDF | 295KB]