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6. Who we share your data with

We may share elements of information with other internal council services to establish the effectiveness of corporate systems and processes.

During the course of an investigation, data may be shared with other council services such as human resources; with government departments and organisations such as the police; Her Majesty’s Revenues and Customs (HMRC); the Department for Works and Pensions (DWP); Cabinet Office; etc.

Information may also be shared with legal practitioners, tribunals and courts where criminal or civil action is taken against an individual.

There may also be instances where our system suppliers will need to access individual’s personal information to ensure that information is being held securely and accuracy is maintained. This will be on a strict need to know basis and all contracts have confidentiality clauses built in.

Where we engage third parties to process personal data on our behalf, they do so on the basis of written instructions, are under a duty of confidentiality, and are obliged to implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the security of data.

We will not disclose any personal information to any other third parties unless required to do so by law or where it is appropriate to support our duty to protect public funds and / or detect and prevent fraud or other criminal activity.

We will not transfer your information to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) unless this is necessary, and only to countries which have sufficient safeguards in place to protect information.

We will not share your information with third parties for commercial or marketing purposes.