Cheltenham Borough Council is fully committed to transparency in its dealings with the public and fully embraces the aims of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) and the access provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). These acts of parliament give people the right to see or receive information held by the Council.

Information on data protection and freedom of information

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Data protection

The council must process personal information in order to administer local services efficiently. Only the minimum personal data is held and it is only kept for so long as the purpose requires.

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Freedom of information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives the public a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by Cheltenham Borough Council.