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Police and other agencies request for personal information

Police and other agencies request for personal information

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

Schedule 2 Part 1 Para. 2 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 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. 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 Data Protection Act 2018 request

You need to:

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

Avon and Somerset Police and the Crown Prosecution Service are party to police information sharing protocol (pdf, 267KB) (opens new window)  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.