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Data protection and freedom of information

Data protection, freedom of information advice and the National Fraud Initiative.

  • Data Protection

    How we comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 and how you can obtain details of personal information we hold about you.

  • Freedom of Information

    The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has been in force since 1 January 2005 and all councils in Dorset are committed to providing the public with as much information as possible.

  • National fraud initiative

    All local authorities are required by law to protect the public funds they administer. They may share information provided to them with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds, in order to prevent and detect fraud.

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