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Public health privacy policy

All local authorities have a duty to improve the health of the population they serve. In order to provide this service we need to access your personal data.

Personal data is information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual. We use this data to improve health, care and services through research and planning.

The use of such data is restricted so that the principles contained in the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 are adhered to.

The legal basis is section 42(4) of the Statistics and Registration Service Act (2007) as amended by section 287 of the Health and Social Care Act (2012) and regulation 3 of the Health Service (Control of Patient Information) Regulations 2002. We process data under Article 6, 1(e) and for special category data under Article 9, 2(i) of the GDPR.

The data we collect

This privacy notice explains what information the council collects, the purposes for which it is collected and who we share the information with.

It applies to all personal information collected for or on behalf of the council whether by letter, email, face-to-face, telephone, online or any other method.

An explanation of how we use cookies on our website can be found at the council's overarching privacy policy.

Opting out

You have the right to opt out of Harrow Council receiving or holding your personal identifiable information. There are occasions where service providers will have a legal duty to share information, for example for safeguarding or criminal issues. The process for opting out will depend on the specific data is and what programme it relates to.

For further information call Public Health on 020 8420 9508