Data sharing of personal information

Last updated: 3 April 2017

Sometimes organisations need to work together to deliver their services effectively. This might require the safe sharing of data about the people who use their services. Data that organisations share about you can include information such as your:

  • name
  • contact details
  • address

Your personal information sharing rights

The law that sets your rights around personal information is the Data Protection Act (DPA). This is regulated by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), their website describes in detail:

  • your rights
  • what the DPA does
  • good practice on how organisations should meet their DPA requirements

Check your information is being handled correctly

The ICO have guidance which you can check to make sure your information is being handled correctly.

You can find more information on the Data Protection Act on the GOV.UK website.