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Civic enforcement and anti-social behaviour team

Who do you keep information about?

We keep information about young people and adults who are either the victim of, or perpetrators of Anti Social Behaviour (ASB) and people who we take civic enforcement action against.

Why do you keep information about me?

To enable the Council to take enforcement action in relation to ASB within the borough of Darlington and to support victims.  We rely on the following UK GDPR / Data Protection Act 2018 conditions to process your personal data:

Personal data

Article 6 UK GDPR - Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation and Processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

Special Category Personal Data

Article 9 UK GDPR - Processing is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest on the basis of domestic law which is proportionate to the aim pursued and which contains appropriate safeguards.

Criminal Convictions and Offence Data

Article 10 UK GDPR / The Data Protection Act 2018.  This processing is authorised by domestic law.  The Paragraph 7, Administration of justice…and Paragraph 10, Preventing or detecting unlawful acts conditions set out in  Schedule 1, PART 2 of the Data Protection Act 2018 are met in relation to this processing and the Council has an appropriate policy document in place.

The legislation underpinning this processing is the Crime & Disorder Act 1998 s115 ASB, Crime & Policing Act 2014 and the Victims Code of Conduct 2022.

Who can see my information?

Access to this information is restricted to officers within the Civic Enforcement and Anti-social Behaviour Team.

How do you store the information you keep about me?

Information is stored securely in a database and electronically on the Council’s secure server.  Some paper bases information is also be held.

How long do you keep information about me?

Data held for ASB, abandoned vehicles and straying dogs purposes will be held for a maximum of 12 months from the date of last action.  In cases of environmental crime, data will be held for 12 months or until any appeals are heard against criminal convictions.  This information is destroyed securely when we no longer need it.

How did the Council get my personal data?

In some cases this information is provided by you.  We may also receive information from other agencies such as the Police, education, health care professionals and other local authorities.  In cases where your personal data was obtained from a source other than yourself or your representative, we will inform you of the origin of the information within 1 month, unless that information is being used to contact you, in which case, that information should be provided to you at the latest, upon first communication with you.  However, it is not necessary to provide that information in cases where you already possess the information, where recording or disclosure is expressly laid down in law or where provision of the information proves impossible or would involve disproportionate effort. 

What sort of information do you keep?

We may use the following information about you to make sure that we provide you with the right service, advice or support.  We will only use the minimum amount of information necessary to do so and will take every reasonable step to ensure the information is accurate. 

Personal data:

  • Name
  • Identification number
  • Location data
  • Online identifier
  • One or more factors specific to the:-
    • physical
    • physiological
    • mental
    • cultural
    • social identity of that natural person.

Special categories of personal data:

  • Racial or ethnic origin
  • Religious or philosophical beliefs
  • Data concerning health
  • Data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation.

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