Barton House evacuation: information for residents.

What personal information the police and other agencies can request and how to action requests.

Schedule 2 Part 1 Para. 2 or Para. 5 Data Protection Act 2018 (previously S29 Data Protection Act 1998) or Annex C Request

The police and other agencies can request access to personal information held by local authorities for specified purposes. These types of request include Schedule 2 Part 1 Para. 2 or Para. 5 Data Protection Act 2018 and 2013 Protocol, Annex C information disclosure requests

They can ask for information if it's about:

  • prevention or detection of crime
  • the apprehension or prosecution of offenders
  • assessment or collection of tax, duty or imposition of a similar nature.

The Act:

  • does not give an automatic right of access to information
  • states that public bodies can assess the merits of requests and decide whether or not to apply the exemption

See the Information Commissioners Office guidance about exemptions Go to https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/exemptions/ (opens new window). It includes reasons we must take into consideration when deciding whether to release information to relevant authorities.

Make a Schedule 2 Part 1 Para. 2 or Para. 5 Data Protection Act 2018 request

You need to:

Check our  pdf guidance for completing Schedule 2 requests. (191 KB)

Avon and Somerset Police and the Crown Prosecution Service Annex C requests

Avon and Somerset Police and the Crown Prosecution Service are party to pdf police information sharing protocol (267 KB)  and can make an Annex C request for disclosure of information to support investigations of: alleged child abuse, sexual or physical, current or historical (children aged 17 and under at the time of the alleged offence). 

Make an Annex C request

You need to:

Citizen disclosure 

Citizens or data subjects can give signed written consent for us to disclose information. However, we must be satisfied this consent was freely given by the citizen.