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To help us meet our duty to improve the health of the population we serve, we use data from a range of sources including -
- the Office for National Statistics
- Health and Social Care Information Centre
- local surveys
This aids us to understand more about the nature and causes of disease and ill health in Hull.
Audit fraud data sharing
We are required by law to protect the public funds we adminster. We may share information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds, in order to prevent and detect fraud.
The Audit Commission appoints the auditor to audit our accounts. They are also responsible for carrying out data matching exercises.
Data matching involves comparing computer records held by one body against other computer records held by the same or another body to work out how far they match. This is usually personal information. Computerised data matching allows potentially fraudulent claims and payments to be identified. Where a match is found it may indicate that there is inconsistency which requires further investigation. No assumption can be made as to whether there is fraud, error or other explanation until an investigation is carried out.
The Cabinet Office currently requires us to participate in a data matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud. We are required to provide particular sets of data to the Cabinet Office for each exercise and these are set out in the Audit Commission's guidance.
Visit the GOV.UK website to find out more about the National Fraud Initiative (link opens in a new window)
The use of the data by the Cabinet Office in a data matching exercise is carried out with statutory authority under its powers in part 6 of the Local Authority and Accountability Act 2014 (LAAA). It does not require the consent of the individuals concerned under the Data Protection Act 1998.
Data matching by the Cabinet Office is subject to a code of practice.
Visit the GOV.UK website to access the code of practice (link opens in a new window)
You can also access more information about the Audit Commission's legal powers and the reasons why it matches particular information.
Visit the GOV.UK website to find out more about the Audit Commission's legal powers (link opens in a new window)
Electoral registration officers have a legal duty to review council held databases for the purposes of maintaining the electoral register. The information we disclose to the electoral registration officer is limited to that which they require to maintain the register such as -
- names of people living at any address
- their nationalities
- their leave to enter the UK
- their leave remain in the UK
CCTV systems are installed in public areas across the city for public safety and the prevention and detection of crime. Signs notifying you that CCTV is in operation are displayed in these areas. They also advise you who to contact for further information.
Images captured by CCTV are not kept for longer than is necessary.
Subject access request
You can submit a subject access request if you require a copy of any CCTV images of yourself.
Find out how to make a subject access request
If you email us, we may store all or part of the details from them on our computer systems. We do not routinely retain all emails we receive.
You will always be informed if we are recording or monitoring any telephone call you make or receive from us. All calls to our contact centre are recorded.
Audio recordings are only used for the purposes stated in this privacy notice and in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act. This includes employee training.
You can submit a subject access request to if you require a copy of any audio recordings that involve you.
Find out how to make a subject access request
How to amend your information
If you believe any of the information we hold about you is incorrect you have the right to have this amended.
Please contact the service holding the information or email firstname.lastname@example.org
How to opt out
You have the right to request that we stop processing your personal data in relation to any council service. This may cause delays or prevent us providing you with a service.
To opt out email us and explain what processing you want to stop and why. Send your email to email@example.com
It may not always be possible to fulfil your request as it may be necessary to hold or process information to comply with a legal requirement.
We will reply to you within 21 days and let you know what we have done about your request.