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Data Protection

The Data Protection Act 1998 requires anyone who keeps personal data to 'Notify' the Information Commissioner what they are doing. The Act also entitles individuals to find out what information is being held about them.

Day to day enquiries for personal information

Various areas of the council receive and answer informal requests from people for information about themselves on a daily basis. For example, people asking how much they owe in library fines. We will continue to deal with such enquiries from individuals in an informal way, at the council offices where the data is held.

Your right to information under the Data Protection Act

The Data Protection Act gives you the right to apply for a copy of data about yourself. You may appoint someone to apply on your behalf (such as a relative or a solicitor).

In order to help you, and ensure confidentiality, we will need to ask you -

  • for evidence to confirm your identity, such as a driving licence, or a birth certificate
  • for information to allow us to find the data you want


For each subject access request there is a fee payable of £10.

Make a request

Please download and complete the subject access request form and return it to -

Information governance
Legal services
Room 154
The Guildhall
Alfred Gelder Street

The 'accessing information from Hull City Council' booklet, available to download below, gives more detail about the various pieces of legislation that give you rights to access information held by us.

Section 29 requests

Requests for information necessary to investigate a crime or prosecute an offender can be made by submitting our section 29 form.

Section 35 requests

Requests for information that relates to personal information where it is necessary for legal preoceedings can be made through submitting our section 35 form.

The Information Commissioner

We notify the Information Commissioner of the purposes for which we hold personal data. We do this in two notifications: electoral registration and whole council. Copies of our notifications are available from the information governance team (contact details below), or Information Commissioner's website.

Access the Information Commissioner's website (link opens in a new window).

Schools have separate notifications with the Information Commissioner and to obtain details or copies of the information they may hold about you or your child, you will need to approach the school concerned. School notifications are also held by the Information Commissioner.

All registers are open to public inspection at the Information Commissioner's office or on their website. If you wish to receive a copy of a notification, please contact -

The Office of the Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House, Water Lane
Wilmslow, Cheshire

Tel: 01625 545 745
Fax: 01685 524 510

Contact us

The Information Governance Manager
Hull City Council
2nd floor
The Guildhall
Alfred Gelder Street

Tel: 01482 300 300
Text phone: 01482 300 349
Secure email: - please note that this email address is only to be used by public organisations when sending sensitive and personal information

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