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Privacy notice – Information Governance

Information about how and when the Information Governance Team processes personal information about you.​

What we do

Information Governance provide advice and support to Lewisham Council employees. They also investigate security incidents within Lewisham Council and data protection complaints made by the general public.

What information we collect

Personal data we may collect includes your:

  • name
  • contact details
  • family details
  • employment and education details
  • student and pupil records
  • case file information
  • goods and services
  • business activities

Sensitive personal data we may collect includes your:

  • physical or mental health details
  • offences, including alleged offences
  • criminal proceedings, outcomes and sentences
  • trade union membership

Agencies we might share the information with

  • Police
  • Other local authorities
  • Contracted suppliers
  • Regulatory bodies

Why we process your information

The information will be used to deliver advice and support to the authority and to investigate data protection complaints for the general public and may also be used for service planning and improvement and the prevention and detection of crime and fraud.

If we cannot use your data we could not provide a service.

Our legal basis for using your personal data is necessary for a task in the public interest and under a legal obligation.

Our legal basis for using your sensitive personal data is under a substantial public interest and the establishment or defence of legal claims.