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Data Protection

Our commitment

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is committed to ensuring that the personal and sensitive information (data) it holds about individuals is accurate, up to date, used only for the purpose intended and securely protected from inappropriate access. The Service is committed to ensuring that individuals can find out about their personal data, be given access to it and the right to challenge its accuracy. In terms of non-personal information, the Service is further committed to promoting public access to the information it holds.

Data Protection Principles

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) contains six governing Principles relating to the collection, use, processing and disclosure of data, and the rights of data subjects to have access to personal data concerning themselves. These Principles are regarded as the minimum standards of practice for any organisation and state that personal data shall be:

(a) processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to the data subject ('lawfulness, fairness and transparency')

(b) collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes; further processing for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes shall not be considered to be incompatible with the initial purposes ('purpose limitation')

(c) adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed ('data minimisation')

(d) accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date; every reasonable step must be taken to ensure that personal data that are inaccurate, having regard to the purposes for which they are processed, are erased or rectified without delay ('accuracy')

(e) kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed; personal data may be stored for longer periods insofar as the personal data will be processed solely for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes subject to implementation of the appropriate technical and organisational measures required by this Regulation in order to safeguard the rights and freedoms of the data subject ('storage limitation')

(f) processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures ('integrity and confidentiality')

Privacy Notices

Privacy Notices set out the types of personal data we process, why we process it, who is it shared with and the length of time we hold onto it.

Rights and Responsibilities

For further details regarding the rights and responsibilities under the GDPR in relation to both Humberside Fire and Rescue Service and to you as a service user, please contact us here.