General Data Protection Regulation - FAQs

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European regulation which came into force on 25 May 2018, and replace the current Data Protection Act 1998.

The Council processes a large amount of personal data, is committed to using it fairly, and keeping it safe. This will not change under the new regulation, and information about its information governance can be found below, to provide assurance to both customers and suppliers.

Find more information about how the Council uses personal data: Privacy policy

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - Frequently asked questions

What actions are being taken to prepare for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? SHOW


What will be my new rights under the GDPR? SHOW


What technical and organisational security measures do you have in place to protect personal data? SHOW


What policies and procedures do you have in place to protect personal data? SHOW


How secure are Southampton City Council’s systems? SHOW


What legal basis does Southampton City Council have for the processing of data? SHOW


Will my data be shared with any third parties? SHOW


Will the processing be governed by a contract? SHOW


Will Southampton City Council staff keep the data safe? SHOW


What happens to the data once the agreement is expired? SHOW


Does Southampton City Council have any information management accreditation? SHOW


How does Southampton City Council send information securely? SHOW


How does GDPR affect the e-alerts that you send out via your Stay Connected messaging system? SHOW