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Data Protection Principles

The Data Protection legislation contains six governing Principles relating to the collection, use, processing and disclosure of data, and the rights of data subjects to have access to personal data concerning themselves. These Principles are:

(a) Consent: the individual has given clear consent for you to process their personal data for a specific purpose.

(b) Contract: the processing is necessary for a contract you have with the individual, or because they have asked you to take specific steps before entering into a contract.

(c) Legal obligation: the processing is necessary for you to comply with the law (not including contractual obligations).

(d) Vital interests: the processing is necessary to protect someone’s life.

(e) Public task: the processing is necessary for you to perform a task in the public interest or for your official functions, and the task or function has a clear basis in law.

(f) Legitimate interests: the processing is necessary for your legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of a third party unless there is a good reason to protect the individual’s personal data which overrides those legitimate interests.

These Principles are regarded as the minimum standards of practice for any organisation with respect to personal data.

Rights and Responsibilities

For further details regarding the rights and responsibilities under the Data Protection legislation in relation to both West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and to you as a service user please refer to our Data Protection Policy.

Data Protection Policy
Data Matching Statement