25 May, 2018

Changes to Data Protection

The General Data Protection Regulations commence today 25th May 2018, here we explain what that means for you.

Data protection legislation controls how your personal information is used by Thanet District Council.

Thanet District Council has a Data Protection Policy which sets out how it aims to meet its data protection obligations. This is a live document and is regularly updated.

Thanet District Council has appointed a Data Protection Officer (DPO). You can contact the DPO to discuss any queries about how the council processes your data by emailing

Thanet District Council’s privacy notice helps you understand what it does with your personal information.

Your rights

If Thanet District Council holds any of your personal data, you are entitled to:

  • request access;
  • request a copy;
  • ask for corrections to be made;
  • ask for it to be deleted;
  • object to it being processed;
  • ask for it to stop being processed;
  • ask for automated decisions to be made by a person; or
  • ask for it to be transferred to another organisation

The Council must consider and respond to all requests within one calendar month.

To request access to your data, a copy of it, or for all other enquiries, email dataprotection@thanet.gov.uk or call 01843 577000.

Alternatively, you can write to:

Information Governance Team
Thanet District Council
Cecil Street,

Further information about your rights under the Data Protection Act can be found on the Information Commissioner’s website

Make a complaint

If you wish to complain about how Thanet District Council is processing your personal information please contact

The Data Protection Officer
Thanet District Council
Cecil Street,

Tel: 01843 577000

If you’re unhappy with the response, you also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office, at:
The Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Phone: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 545745

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