The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) gives you the right to request information from public authorities. It aims to promote a culture of openness and accountability.
The Data Protection Act gives you the right to find out what information the government and other organisations store about you. This could be your own housing or medical records, or your credit reference file etc.
The Environmental Information Regulations enable you to access environmental information. They only apply to information held by, or on behalf of public authorities or bodies carrying out a public function.
The Freedom of Information Act enables you to access information held by or on behalf of public authorities or bodies carrying out a public function, and, which does not fall under either of the access regimes listed above i.e. personal information or environmental information.
The Data Protection Act applies to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
The Environmental Information Regulations and the Freedom of Information Act apply to England, Ireland, Wales and any public authorities from those countries located in Scotland.
We are required by law to protect the public funds we administer. To prevent and detect fraud we may share information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds.
Click on the link below for more information on data sharing between the council and other bodies, such as the Audit Commission.
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Crawley Borough Council
West Sussex RH10 1UZ