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Data Protection

Data Protection

The Data Protection Act 

The Data Protection Act was created to

  • Safeguard information organisations hold about you
  • Gives you the right to know what information is held about you 

What you can do

What we will do

  • Acknowledge requests within 5 working days, request proof of identity and fee of £10 set by law
  • Respond to requests within 40 calendar days once the £10 fee is processed and identity has been verified
  • Provide you with a copy of any personal information held 
  • Explain any technical terms contained
  • Tell you any information we have about the source of the information
  • Tell you the purposes for processing the information
  • Tell you who the information is shared with

What if the information about me is wrong?

If any information about you we send is wrong tell us what needs correcting.

We will tell you what we have done within 21 days of receiving your request.

If we do not agree the information is incorrect you can ask us to record your disagreement on our records. 

More information

To find out more see the Information Commissioner's Office website.

Contact us

You can contact us in writing at

Information Requests
Wokingham Borough Council 
Shute End
RG40 1WH

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