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Data protection

This policy of Wall Parish Council covers Data Protection and is in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018.

Council Information

Wall Parish Council

c/o Peter Young (Parish Clerk)

5 Hillside,


WS14 9DQ

Tel: 07733 089655



Data Controller

Wall Parish Council is the Data Controller. See Privacy Notices for further details.


Legal Basis

When we use data to contact an individual or pursue matter raised by an individual it will normally be through a legal basis based upon:

(1)        Consent

A controller must be able to demonstrate that consent was given.  Transparency is key: consents given in written declarations which also cover other matters must be clearly distinguishable, and must be intelligible, easily accessible and in clear and plain language. Consent is defined as any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes – either by a statement or by a clear affirmative action.

(3)        Contractual necessity

Personal data may be processed if the processing is necessary in order to enter into or perform a contract with the data subject (or to take steps prior to entering into a contract).

(4)        Compliance with legal obligation

Personal data may be processed if the controller is legally required to perform such processing e.g. complying with the requirements of legislation.

(5)        Vital Interests

Personal data may be processed to protect the ‘vital interests’ of the data subject e.g. in a life or death situation it is permissible to use a person’s medical or emergency contact information without their consent.

(6)        Public Interest

Personal data may be processed if the processing is necessary for the performance of tasks carried out by a public authority or private organisation acting in the public interest.

[(2)  Legitimate interests. Councils and parish meetings are public authorities and under the GDPR public authorities cannot rely on legitimate interests as a legal basis for processing personal data.]


Disposal of Records

Personal data that is no longer needed will be disposed of securely. Personal data that has become inaccurate or out of date will also be disposed of securely, where we cannot or do not need to rectify or update it.


See also the Privacy Notice