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Your data: unauthorised encampments

How we use your information

Aberdeen City Council collects information about you while you are on an unauthorised encampment to determine if there is any health, welfare or education needs and to collect information about housing needs and trends. We will also carry out a risk assessment based on the information collected.

We will use the data you have provided to ensure that we have offered any support you may need while you are on an unauthorised encampment. We will also provide you with any relevant information on our services. We will use your information to allow us to communicate directly with you.

The Council will share the risk assessment and your vehicle registration number with Police Scotland. To protect the safety and wellbeing of you and your children we will share information you provide with Social Work Services and/or with NHS Grampian. We only share information on your health with Social Work or NHS Grampian in order to identify any additional advice or support you may need or any additional measures needed to protect you or your neighbours.

How long we keep your information for

We keep a record of all unauthorised encampments, the individuals that are on them and the information you have provided for 5 years.

Your rights

You have rights in relation to your data, including the right to ask for a copy of it. See the Your data page for more information about all the rights you have, as well as the contact details for the Council’s Data Protection Officer. You also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner's Office if you think we haven’t handled your data properly.

Our legal basis

Wherever the Council processes personal data, we need to make sure we have a legal basis for doing so in data protection law. The Council understands our legal basis for processing personal data in relation to Article 6(1)(e) of the General Data Protection Regulation. This is because it is part of our public task under the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 and the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004.

In delivering our service, the Council may process special category personal data. The Council understands our legal basis for doing so as Article 9(2)(g) of the General Data Protection Regulation. This is because processing is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest.


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