Privacy Policy

Fife Council is what’s known as the ‘data controller’ of the personal data you provide to us and the personal data we collect and use about you. This applies to council staff and members of the public.

We generally collect, use and hold information about you in order to provide public services and to carry out the Council’s statutory functions. Information may be collected by Fife Council on a paper or online form, by telephone, email, CCTV or by a member of our staff, or an external agency on behalf of the Council.

This notice explains how we use and share your information by providing a general description of why we collect your information and what we use it for.  It also links to more detailed information on how Council Services use and share your information.  Please simply select from the list below for further information.

You can contact Fife Council for data protection issues by email at: The Council’s Data Protection Officer, Fiona Smyth, can also be contacted at this email address.

The Data Protection Officer for The Assessor for Fife Council is Fiona Smyth and she can be contacted by email at:  The Assessor's privacy notice can be found here:

The Data Protection Officer for Fife Licensing Board is Fiona Smyth and she can be contacted by email at:

If you have concerns about the use of your personal data by Fife Council, please contact the Council’s Data Protection Officer in the first instance.  If you remain dissatisfied, you may wish to contact the Information Commissioner’s Office to raise your concern or complaint. The ICO can be contacted in writing at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF or telephone: 0303 123 1113 or online:

Please click to open the following sections for further information on the ways in which Fife Council uses your personal information.