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Data protection and access to information

Bedford Borough Council is committed to providing open and transparent government. 

Your data

Under data protection legislation, we have a legal requirement to ensure that all personal information is kept secure, accurate, up to date, and is only used for the purposes it was collected. 

Personal data is information that identifies you. It can be anything from your contact details, to details of when you contacted the council. 

Bedford Borough Council regards the lawful and correct treatment of personal data it holds as essential to successful operations, and to maintaining confidence between those with whom it deals and itself. 

The Council fully endorses and adheres to the principles of data protection, as detailed in the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018 and ensures that it treats personal information lawfully and correctly.

Council data

Please view our transparency pages to find out information such as:

  • how we have been spending local money
  • how we have been delivering services
  • who does what
  • how much they are paid

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives you the right to ask in writing for any information held by any public authority.