Data Protection

The Data Protection Act 1998 was implemented on 1st March 2000 and works in three ways:

  • It gives individuals certain rights;
  • It says those who record and use personal information must be open about how the information is used; and
  • It must follow the eight principles of 'good information handling'.

Anyone processing personal data must comply with the eight enforceable principles of good practice. They say that data must be:

  • Processed fairly and lawfully
  • Processed for limited purposes
  • Adequate, relevant and not excessive
  • Accurate and up-to-date
  • Not kept longer than necessary
  • Processed in accordance with the data subject's rights
  • Secure
  • Not transferred to countries outside EEA without adequate protection

Subject Access

The Subject Access provisions of the Data Protection Act gives an individual the right to have a copy of any personal data held on them.

Section 7 of the Data Protection Act 1998 states that a "data subject" (the person about whom the personal data refers) is entitled, upon written request, to be informed whether or not personal data is held or processed about them.

For more information on how we use your information, please download the PDF below.

How we use your personal information.pdf

Click here to view the Subject Access section

Access to Information

Should you wish to know what information (if any) Cleveland Police holds about you, or you would like confirmation that you do, or do not have a prosecution/conviction history, you must complete the appropriate application form(s) which can be obtained by following the Subject Access link below..

Further information on this matter and to download the application forms, follow this Subject Access link.

Or alternatively from:

Cleveland Police,
Data Protection Office (SAR),
Ash House, Three Acres,
Princeton Drive,
TS17 6AJ

email: [email protected]

Please note that once we have received your completed application the process to provide you with information can take up to 40 days.