Audit Services share the data we have collected in line with our duties to comply with Part 6 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.
Audit Services may share personal information about you with the following organisations:
- External Audit Provider (Grant Thornton) :To review our audit working papers and audit reports to ensure we are delivering an effective service;
- Externally appointed Internal Audit review body: To provide supporting evidence for their external review of the internal audit service against the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards (2017);
- Cabinet Office: to undertake matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud. We are required to provide particular sets of data to the Minister for the Cabinet Office for matching for each exercise. This data may then be passed on to other public bodies to investigate any matches (Note there is a separate Privacy Notice for the National Fraud Initiative).
Information may also be shared with the police, government departments and other local authorities for the purposes of the prevention or detection of crime and/or the apprehension or prosecution of offenders without the permission of the data subject. The Council will consider such requests on a case by case basis.
Audit Services may share your personal information with other teams within the Council in order to prevent or detect crime, assist in the apprehension or prosecution of offenders and to recover outstanding debt.
Either there would be a legal requirement to share information or there would be a contract in place with the person or organisation who is to receive the information. Information would be shared by the person or organisation attending Audit Services offices or would be uploaded into a secure portal or sent by secure means.