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Luton Council - town hall


The Data Protection Act

The Data Protection Act 1988 (DPA) creates rights and responsibilities around how we handle the personal data we collect.
We are the Data Controller for the purposes of the DPA. As the Data Controller we have a duty to:
  • keep sufficient information to provide services and fulfil our legal responsibilities
  • keep your records secure and accurate
  • only keep your information as long as is required
  • collect, store and use the information you provide in a manner that is compatible with the DPA
In order to provide you with the service you require, there may be occasions when your information is shared with those who carry out work on our behalf.
Sometimes we may need to ask other agencies or organisations for relevant information about you to fulfil our legal responsibilities or to provide services.
We may pass your information to other agencies or organisations as allowed or required by law, for example to enable them to carry out their statutory duties or where it is necessary to prevent harm to yourself or other individuals.
The following statements explain more about the DPA and how we may use your data. They cover all of our functions and some are service specific ones. Please read the ones relevant to your queries.

Purpose of the act

Your rights

Care of your data

Data matching, mining and analysis

Equalities data

How and why we collect and use your information

Other organisations

Register Office privacy notice

Visitors to our websites

Public Health data


 Contact information

Information Governance team
Business Intelligence, Luton Borough Council, Town Hall, George Street,, Luton, LU1 2BQ
Tel: 01582 546398
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