Data protection

If you want to see information that we have about you, you can make a 'data subject access request'.

The Data Protections Act 1998 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).

Please email to make a request.

What we need to know

  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Your date of birth
  • What information you need

There is a £10 fee for any data request and we will need to see proof of identification before you can see any information.

More information can be found in the Public Guidance document.


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.

If you need to see footage about yourself you should:

  • Email your name, address and the footage you need to
  • apply in writing to:
    The Data Protection Officer
    County Hall
    Wakefield WF1 2QW
    Tel: 01924 306112

You should do this as soon as possible. Telling us where and when the footage was shot so that we can secure it for examination and release.

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 you need

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

  • a £10 fee
  • proof of identification
  • a recent photograph - so we can find the right footage.

If we can't find any images of you, you can look at the footage yourself. If you are still not happy with footage, you need to contact the Information Commissioner.​

Fair Processing Statement

We are committed to abiding by the Data Protection Act, as well as peoples’ rights to confidentiality and respect for privacy.

We treat your private information with respect. It is kept secure and only those staff who are entitled to see it, have access to it.

We will do our best to keep information about you accurate and up to date.

When we no longer need to keep information about you, we will dispose of it securely.

We will use information about you:

1. For all law enforcement, regulation and licensing, criminal prosecutions and court proceedings, we will use all information held by us in order to undertake those functions efficiently and effectively.

2. For all uses of information relating to situations where you owe money to the Council, or where we are paying you money, or you are claiming grants, housing or council tax benefits, your personal information (other than just your name, address, dates of occupancy etc) will be kept secure and used only for that range of purposes (and for those stated at 1. above).
By doing that we are able to:

  • Provide you with a better level of service, ensuring that our information about you is accurate and up to date.
  • Ensure that public (taxpayers’) money is spent wisely and efficiently.
  • Avoid people being paid money to which they are not entitled.
  • Avoid having to ask people to pay money back when it has been paid to them incorrectly.
  • Reduce fraud and crime generally.

3. It is important to us that we properly coordinate what we do for you.  As a result, when you tell us that you are moving address or changing your name, we will try and make it as easy as we can for you.  We will try and keep all of our records up to date with your name and address details.


  • Environmental Health
  • Enforcement
  • Neighbourhood Action
  • Cleansing
  • Waste Services
  • Grounds Maintenance
  • Highways
  • Leisure
  • Planning
  • Social Care
  • Education

4. We will not pass any of your information to any other organisation unless either you ask us to do it, or such as is in accordance with the law.

Contact us

Corporate Information Governance

County Hall
Bond Street

01924 306 112