BCP privacy statement

During the period of getting ready for the two new Councils, Dorset Unitary and BCP Unitary, we must share your personal information to make sure we continue to provide the services you need from 1st April 2019.  We want the transition to be as smooth as possible; to do this relevant personal information will be transferring to Poole and Bournemouth Councils from the other Dorset councils.

We are permitted to do this by law, so we do not need your consent. The law that allows us to do this is The Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole (Structural Changes) Order 2018.

We must look after and protect your information under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA).  We meet the reasons or conditions under the GDPR/DPA for sharing personal information because it is necessary to implement the reorganisation of the councils in Dorset, in line with the structural changes Order and it is in the substantial public interest to make sure services continue to be delivered to you from 1st April 2019.

The information that we share about you will depend on the services that you are receiving or have received from the councils. It may be basic contact information (such as name and address, telephone details), characteristics information (such as gender, age), but it could also include service delivery specific information (such as housing history, application details, social care/health and behavioural details, benefits assessments, licences, permits and permissions, financial details).  We will only share the information we need to provide your services.

Read the full Information Governance Policy here

Read the full Information Security Policy here