Data protection

Subject Access Requests

If you want to see information that we have about you, you can make a 'subject access request'.
The Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2016 requires us to give you any information we hold on you if you ask us for it. This includes all personal information on paper, on a computer, photos, audio recordings or video (like CCTV).

To make a request you can fill in the Subject Access Request form and send it to the address at the bottom of this page

Alternatively you can email dataprotection@wakefield.gov.uk or call 01924 306112

What we need to process your request

  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Your date of birth
  • What information you need.
  • Proof of your identity and your current address

After you've applied

On receipt of a valid request we have one month to provide the information, which we can extend in some circumstances.

CCTV

You have the right to see any images of you that have been recorded by our CCTV network, subject to certain Data Protection Act exceptions.

No footage will be released in relation to road traffic collisions in situations where a third party is identifiable. Wakefield Council is also unable to release footage where to do so may prejudice the outcome of a police investigation.

If you need to see footage about yourself you should:

  • Email your name, address and details of the footage you require to: dataprotection@wakefield.gov.uk
  • apply in writing to the address at the bottom of this page

You should do this as soon as possible. Telling us the where and when the footage was taken so that we can establish if it is available.

Tapes are re-used. The longest we would keep routine, unrequested footage for is 31 days.

Sometimes footage is kept for a shorter time.

What we need to process your request

When you request to see CCTV footage, we will need:

  • proof of identification
  • a recent photograph - so we can find the right footage.

After you've applied

On receipt of a valid request we have one month to provide the information.

Contact us

Corporate Information Governance

County Hall
Bond Street
Wakefield
WF1 2QW

01924 306 112