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Private Sector Housing Privacy Notice

About us

Norwich City Council is the data controller for private sector housing and we have a legal obligation to process your personal information.

You may contact our data protection and information security officer by emailing or by telephoning 0344 980 3333.

What we do with your data

We use the information you give us to provide advice and guidance, assessments, services, support, safeguarding and for taking enforcement action.

We intend to keep your information for seven years from the last contact with you, as stated in our Retention Schedule available on our website.

What are your rights?

Under data protection legislation you have the right to request access to your personal information to:

  • ask for errors to be corrected
  • restrict how your information is used
  • object to how it is processed
  • request that your data is deleted.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office if you are not happy with how your data is processed.

What are the consequences of not providing data?

We may not be able to provide a service and in the case of information that has been required as a result of enforcement activity, you may be liable to criminal prosecution or financial penalty.

Data sharing

Information provided to private sector housing is shared internally with our planning, citywide services, council tax, benefit and housing teams.

Externally it is shared with Norfolk County Council, adult and children’s services, trading standards, NHS, hospital trusts, other local authorities, the police and UK border agency, in order that they may carry out their statutory duties.

Where appropriate we may share your information with your family, or with your consent, with charitable organisations.

We will also share your details externally where we are lawfully required to do so for the prevention and detection of crime and fraud, or for the collection of taxes. 

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