Data protection

The Data Protection Act 1998 governs the way that the Council and other organisations hold and deal with your personal data. It also gives you the right to access data held about you.  You can find out further information about the Council's responsibilities in our Data Protection Policy:

Subject access request

You can request your personal information by making a Data Subject Access Request using the:

The application incurs a cost of £10 which should be paid by a cheque made payable to: The Forest of Dean District Council.  You will also need to provide photographic evidence to enable us to process your request.

Your request will be acknowledged within 7 days, we will normally respond to your request in full within 40 days of receiving your fee and the receipt of any further details or evidence we may require.

The Act requires that we notify the Information Commissioner about what personal information we hold, what purposes we use it for, who we get it from and who we give it to. This notification can help you find out what information we hold about you and therefore what you can ask for. For further details visit:

If you require further information on our Data Protection Policy or on making a Subject Access Request:



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