Data Protection

Data Protection law sets out when and how personal data can be used, and how it must be maintained and looked after. The law says that personal data is “any data relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.”  It also gives people rights in relation to their personal data, including the right to be informed about what their personal information is being used for, and how it is managed, as well as a right to ask for a copy of their personal information. 

The main law on data protection comes from the Data Protection Act 2018 and the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR).    

Aberdeen City Council has a Data Protection Officer (DPO) who is responsible for monitoring the Council’s compliance with data protection law and is the point of contact for the public.  If you have any questions or concerns about data protection you can contact the Council’s DPO at 

When Aberdeen City Council uses your or a child’s information we will often provide you and/or the child with a “Privacy Notice.” The purpose of a Privacy Notice is to explain why your or the child’s information is being collected and what it will be used for.   

All Aberdeen City Council’s Privacy Notices are published on our website and can be accessed below. 

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