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CONTEST is the UK Governments strategy on terrorism and part of that is called Prevent.  Prevent is about safeguarding individuals from all forms of terrorism and extremism.  Part of Prevent is a panel called ‘PMAP’ (Prevent Multi Agency Panel).  The Panel, chaired by Fife Council, aims to safeguard people who are identified as potentially vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism or supporting terrorism by identifying them early and offering support.

  1. Purpose of the processing and the legal basis for the processing:

    Fife Council have a duty to prevent and safeguard people from being drawn into terrorism or supporting terrorism under the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 and the Counter Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019. The Council also has a duty under the Crime and Disorder Act 2015 to prevent and reduce crime and disorder in the area.

    Our legal basis for carrying out this function is ‘processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller’ Article 6(1)(e) and where special category data is used, Article 9(g) of the General Data Protection Regulation 2018), the processing is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest, on the basis of Union or Member State law which shall be proportionate to the aim pursued, respect the essence of the right to data protection and provide for suitable and specific measures to safeguard the fundamental rights and the interests of the data subject’.

  2. Categories of personal data processed by Prevent:

    The personal information we may collect about you includes:

    • Contact details including name, address, email address, telephone number
    • Date of birth
    • Proof of identity
    • National identifiers such as National Insurance numbers
    • Information about your family
    • IP address and information regarding what pages are accessed
    • Social and personal circumstances
    • Housing information relating to your council tenancy
    • Visual images and audio, personal appearance, and behaviour
    • Physical or mental health details
    • Racial or ethnic origin
    • Gender and sexual orientation
    • Political opinions and affiliation
    • Offences (including alleged offences)
    • Religion
    • Criminal proceedings, outcomes and sentences

    Special category data

  3. Recipients or categories of recipients of the personal data:
  4. We may share your information with:

    • PMAP panel members
    • Other Council Services, including Health & Social Care, Children & Families, Safer Communities, Housing, Education etc.
    • The Home Office
    • Police Scotland and Counter-Terrorism Police
    • Probation and Prison Services
    • NHS
    • Scottish Government
    • Home Office approved Intervention Providers
    • Regulatory and legislative bodies, including Central Government

    Data that is shared is always done:

    • on a case-by-case basis
    • using the minimum personal data necessary to provide the service
    • with the appropriate security controls in place
    • in line with legislation

    Information is only shared with those agencies and bodies who have a need to know.

    We may use the information we hold about you to assist in the detection and prevention of crime or fraud.

    We may also share this information with other bodies that inspect and manage public funds.

  5. Source the personal data originates from:
  6. We will receive information about you from yourself, other Council Services, Public Service Bodies, Police Scotland, Regulatory and Legislative Bodies, including Central Government.

    Information will also be collected when officers liaise with organisations throughout Fife to prevent and assess risks, as well as communicate with individuals from different parts of the community to foster cohesion.

  7. Whether the provision of personal data is part of a statutory or contractual requirement or obligation and possible
  8. In the event that we did not request and use this information, then it would not be possible to carry out our statutory functions.