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Data Protection and Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 received Royal Assent on 30 November 2000. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, sets out exemptions from that right and places a number of obligations on public authorities, which includes the Council.

Any person who makes a request to the Council for information must be informed whether the Council holds that information and, subject to exemptions, supplied with that information.  Freedom of Information Request Statistics.

Coronavirus Update

Dudley MBC recognises the unprecedented challenges we are all facing during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

We will continue to aim to comply with our statutory data protection obligations, however resources may have to be diverted away from usual compliance and information governance work resulting in us possibly not meeting our usual standard, or our response to information rights requests may take a little longer to process.

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact the Data Protection Officer at Dudley MBC, The Council House, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1HF, telephone 0300 555 2345, e-mail

Further information/updates regarding the Coronavirus pandemic