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How does West Mercia process the data it holds?

West Mercia Police adheres to the principles of good practice laid out in the Data Protection Act 2018 / General Data Protection Regulation.

These say that data must be:

  • Processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner
  • Collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes
  • Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary
  • Accurate and where necessary kept up to date
  • Kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which those data are processed (anonymised asap)
  • Processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data

For full details, please read our pdf icon Fair Processing Notice [76kb].