Transfer of personal data to North and West Northamptonshire Unitary Councils privacy notice

From 1 April 2021, North Northamptonshire Unitary Council (North) and West Northamptonshire Unitary Council (West) will succeed the current county, district and borough councils in Northamptonshire. Responsibility for providing many of the services currently delivered by the authorities being succeeded will transfer to the new unitary councils. 

During the period of getting ready for the two new councils, North and West, we must share your personal information to make sure we continue to provide the services you need from 1 April 2021 without interruption. We want the transition to be as smooth as possible; to do this relevant personal information will be transferring to the North Council and the West Council from the existing local authorities in Northamptonshire (Corby Borough Council, Daventry District Council, East Northamptonshire Council, Kettering Borough Council, Northampton Borough council, The Borough Council of Wellingborough and Northamptonshire County Council).

We are permitted to do this by law, so we do not need your consent. The law that allows us to do this is (Northamptonshire Structural Changes) Order 2019.

We must look after and protect your information under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA). We meet the reasons or conditions under the GDPR/DPA for sharing personal information because it is necessary to implement the reorganisation of the councils in Northamptonshire, in line with the structural changes Order and it is in the substantial public interest to make sure services continue to be delivered to you from 1 April 2021.

The information that we share about you will depend on the services that you are receiving or have received from the councils. It may be basic contact information (such as name and address, telephone details), characteristics information (such as gender, age), but it could also include service delivery specific information (such as housing history, application details, social care/health and behavioural details, benefits assessments, licences, permits and permissions, financial details). We will only share the information we need to provide your services and the information transferred to North Northamptonshire Council and/or West Northamptonshire Council will continue to be used for the same purposes as it is now.

Please visit our privacy notice for further information about how we use personal information and your rights. If you would like to contact the Data Protection team for Northamptonshire Councils please get in touch:

Email: dataprotection@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Tel: 01604 368 360