Public sector information means information that the council produces as part of our public task. ‘Public task’ means our core role and functions, as defined in legislation or established through custom and practice.
Requests to re-use public sector information do not apply to information that would be exempt from disclosure under information access legislation, i.e. the Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018, the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR).
Re-use means using public sector information, for a purpose other than the initial public task it was produced for. Typically, this would mean an individual, a company or other organisation taking information the council has produced and republishing it or using it to produce a new product or resource, often by combining it with other information.
We collect, process and hold your personal information in order to consider your request to re-use information.
We recognise that your personal information is important to you, and we take our responsibilities for ensuring that we collect and manage it proportionately, correctly and safely very seriously.