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Council tax data protection and fair processing notice

Your personal information will be held and used in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Medway Council will use the information you have provided in connection with the administration of council tax. Medway Council is also under a duty to protect the public funds it administers and to this end may lawfully disclose information to other public sector agencies to:

  • prevent or detect benefits fraud and any other crime and/or to administer claims for non-payment of council tax
  • to support national fraud initiatives – the council is required by law to participate in National Fraud Initiative (NFI) data matching exercises. Council tax information may be provided to the Audit Commission for NFI purposes and will be used for cross-system and cross-authority comparison for the prevention and detection of fraud
  • to protect public funds in investigating misuse of public money

The council also uses basic council tax information about you, e.g. name and address, in other areas of service provision if this:

  • helps you to access services more easily
  • promotes the more efficient and cost effective delivery of services
  • helps recover monies owed to the council

The council will not use your personal data in a way that may cause you unwarranted detriment. Any disclosure of personal data shall be made in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

You are able to see a copy of the information held about you. For further information contact the Data Protection Officer by phone 01634 306000 or email dataprotection@medway.gov.uk or find further advice on our data protection page.