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Data protection

Fife Council collects and uses personal information to help it provide services to its customers. Data Protection Legislation (including the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018) gives individuals rights in relation to their own information and controls the way in which the Council can use the personal information it holds.

How the Council uses your information

Data Protection legislation says that organisations must make sure that personal information is –

  • Fairly, lawfully and transparently processed
  • Collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes
  • Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary
  • Accurate and up to date
  • Not be kept for longer than necessary
  • Kept securely

For more information on how the Council handles your personal data, please see our privacy notice – Within this corporate privacy notice, you will find links to individual services privacy notices.

If you have any concerns about how your personal information is being processed by the Council, you should contact the Council's Data Protection Officer in the first instance at:

Data Protection Officer
Fife House,


If you remain dissatisfied, you can contact the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO); this is an independent authority, which regulates data protection in the UK.

The Data Protection Team consists of:

  • Fiona Stuart, Data Protection Officer
  • Karen Welsh, Data Protection Specialist
  • Karen Pearson, Data Protection Specialist


Information Requests

All requests for information are dealt with by the Information Management and Requests Team. Guidance relating to these can be found in Information Requests or by contacting the team -

Security and Compliance

Fife Council recognises that the information it holds is an important asset that must be controlled and protected.  In recognition of this, the Security and Compliance Team was formed and has various policies and procedures that must be followed to keep the Council’s valuable information secure, controlled and protected. Further information can be found here.

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