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Individual Rights Requests under GDPR

Individual rights requests under GDPR.

Subject to certain exemptions, you have rights over the data the Council holds about you (your 'personal data').

These rights include:

  • The right to rectification (correction) of your data
  • The right to erasure (the right to be forgotten)
  • The right to restrict processing and
  • The right to object to processing
  • The right not to be subject to automated decision making including profiling.

Where you have given consent for Lewisham Council to use personal information about you for a specific service, you can also use this form to notify us of your withdrawal of consent. It is important to note that if you do wish to withdraw consent, without it we may not be able to provide some Council services to you.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights please submit the form below. If you wish to exercise your right to access your information (known as a Subject Access Request (SAR)) visit our website for further information and complete the form.

Please note that your rights request is not an absolute right and it may be declined by the council in certain cases. You have the right appeal our decision to the Information Commissioners Office.

Proof of Identity

The Council needs to be satisfied that you are who you say you are.

To help us establish your identity once you have submitted an individual rights request we will contact you to provide two forms of ID and ask you to email them to DPO@lewisham.gov.uk.

We accept:

  • passport 
  • birth certificate
  • driver’s license
  • identity card
  •  utility bills (in the last 3 months)
  • bank statements (in the last 3 months)

If you are making this request on behalf of someone else, you must provide evidence you have the right to do so. Therefore we would ask for a letter of consent. If the request was for a child, you will need to provide a birth certificate or any other relevant legal documentation evidencing you have parental responsibility for that child.

Please use the form below to complete an individual rights request.