Privacy notice

3. Consent and categories of personal data

Consent

We will usually seek your consent prior to processing or sharing your information, however, if there is a legal reason, as outlined under the GDPR, we may not require your consent, e.g. where the disclosure is necessary for the purposes of the prevention and/or detection of crime. Where we need to disclose special category or confidential information such as medical details to other partners, we will do so only with your prior explicit consent or where we are legally required to. We may disclose information when necessary to prevent risk of harm to an individual.

Categories of personal data

We process:

  • Personal information relating to identified natural persons used to deliver services such as:

Adult and children's social care, human resources, special educational needs, planning applications, access to information requests, legal claims, school appeals, library cards, blue badges, customer services, highways claims and complaints, pensions, children's services, parking services, care homes, early years, youth offending, trading standards and more.

  • Special categories of information revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade-union membership and data concerning health or sex life.
  • Health and wellbeing information. All local authorities have a duty to improve the health of the population they serve. To help with this, we use information from a range of source data, including data collected at the registration of a birth or death to understand more about the health and care needs in the area.
  • Research and statistical data to provide intelligence about Lancashire including demographic data, population projections, the economic situation, health and wellbeing information. This personal information is often pseudonymised when an identifier such as name is replaced with a unique number.
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