Lewisham Council’s elected councillors, who are their own Data Controllers, may use your personal data to help you with ward-related matters you refer to them.
The Council’s elected Councillors can process your personal data under the Local Government Act 1972 and the Localism Act 2011, and under the Data Protection Act 2018 Schedule 1, Part 2, 18-19 (Elected Representatives responding to requests and Disclosure to Elected Representatives).
Councillors may process your data for the following purposes:
The Council’s elected Councillors may sometimes share your data with the following organisations:
The Council’s elected Councillors do not transfer your data to third parties in other countries.
The Council’s elected Councillors can keep your data up to 7 years after your issue has been resolved, or until they cease to be a Councillor, if this is a shorter period of time.
You have the following rights:
You can put in a request for any of these here CorporateComplaints@lewisham.gov.uk or alternatively write to Corporate Complaints, Casework and Information Governance Team, 1st Floor Town Hall Chambers, Rushey Green, SE6 4RU
If you only gave your councillor your data with consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Please just get in touch with Corporate and complaints Team on if you wish to change this.
The Council’s elected councillors do not currently undertake any profiling activities or take automated decisions about you.
You may contact the Lewisham Council by letter, email, telephone or in person using the details below. Please note that we will ask for identification should you choose to exercise any of the above rights in relation to personal data we hold.
You can contact the Council’s Data Protection Officer
Georgina Chambers, 1st Floor Town Hall Chambers, Rushey Green, SE6 4RU
You can complain to the Council in relation to elected councillors 020 83148090. If you are not happy with our response, you can request a review, and if, after that, you are still unsatisfied, you can then take the matter to the Information Commissioner’s Office.
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