Dudley’s Elected Members represent the residents of the borough.
Why Elected Members collect and use your information
As part of their work in the community, they contact officers of the Council and other organisations on your behalf to investigate your concerns and respond to your enquiries.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018 allows them to collect and use the personal information you have given them because they are helping you in their official role as your local councillor. Under GDPR, this lawful basis for processing is known as performance of a public task.
Frequently asked questions
Your information rights are set out in the law. Subject to some legal exceptions, you have the right to:
- request that they correct information you believe is inaccurate or incomplete. You may not always be able to change the information, however they will correct factual inaccuracies and may include your comments in their records;
- request that they delete your information when there is no compelling reason for them to continue using it. Please be aware that in certain situations they are still allowed to keep and use your information, even when you request that it should be erased;
- object to them using your information if you feel they have used it outside of their remit. Please be aware that in certain situation they are still allowed to use your information if there are compelling legitimate grounds to do so.
- You also have the right to request a copy of the personal information they hold about you. To do this, please contact the Councils Corporate Information Governance Team on: firstname.lastname@example.org or by using our feedback form below:
To learn more about these rights please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website at ico.org.uk.
If you wish to make a complaint about how they use your personal data you can contact the ICO by visiting their website or by calling 0303 123 1113.