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Data protection

This page describes how you can access information that the Council holds about you in line with the Data Protection Act.

Rights of access

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, Wolverhampton City Council has a duty to protect the personal data it processes.

In line with the act, an individual has a right to request information held about them.

A request for information about an individual other than the subject of the information will be rejected except in the following circumstances:

  • parents may request information about a child under 16
  • Solicitor may request information on behalf of individual with that individual's approval

You can request access to your information using the form at the bottom of this page.

What will you get?

  • a copy of the information held about you
  • a description of the information processed
  • the purposes for which the information is being processed
  • a list of recipients of whom the information are/may be disclosed
  • an explanation of any codes used

What is the process?

A request must be made in writing. The request must identify which services you're interested in or have had dealings with. Proof of identity will be required when submitting your request.

Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Passport
  • Driving Licence
  • Utility/Council Tax Bill for current address
  • Benefits book
  • National Insurance card


Under the Data Protection Act we charge £10 for each request. Any request will not be processed until this amount has been received.

You can submit the £10 by electronic transfer to the following account:

Name: Wolverhampton City Council

Bank: NatWest
Account: 44470304
Sort Code: 56-00-69
Reference: WCC/DP/XXXXX

Or by cheque:

Please write XSUBJECT - [Your name] onto the back of the cheque and post it to:

Data Protection
Wolverhampton City Council
Civic Centre
St Peter's Square

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