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What we do with the information you give us when you use our Public Protection team at Somerset Council for Infectious Diseases.

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Your Rights

You have specific rights in relation to the data that you provide to the Council. To find out more, including how to make a request, please see our Information Rights page.

Privacy Notice

Services covered by this privacy notice – Public Protection – Infectious Diseases

Purpose of the processing

Personal data is processed by the council in the investigation and control of infectious diseases and zoonosis under the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984.

Legal basis for processing personal data

  • Legal obligation
  • Public task

Categories of personal data being processed

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Employment
  • Personal history

Special categories of personal data being processed (if appropriate) – Health/medical information

Legal basis for processing special categories of personal data – Substantial public interest

Who the data might be shared with

  • Other council departments
  • Public Health England and Health Practitioners
  • Local, county and unitary authorities
  • Food Standards Agency

How long will the data be kept for

2 years after case closure

Last reviewed: February 28, 2024 by Ian

Next review due: August 28, 2024

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