The London Fire Brigade (LFB) processes personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and we have a duty to make sure that all personal information is handled responsibly and in a fair and legal way.
We use personal information in a number of different ways so that we can carry out our duties. We have a set of internal policies and procedures and a range of guidance to make sure that we comply.
This area sets out our two main responsibilities under the Act. Firstly to comply with the eight data protection principles:
Secondly to notify the Information Commissioner every year of the types of personal information we handle and how it is used. Like all organisations that process personal information, LFB has a legal duty to annually renew its notification and also keep its register entry up to date throughout the year. Each register entry contains details of types of personal information stored, what it’s about, how it is used and who it is shared with. See our notification entry (Z7122455) at the Information Commissioners office website.