Data Subject Requests under the United Kingdom General Data Protection Regulation

Welcome to Enfield Council's page on how to submit a request for personal data under the United Kingdom General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018).

UK GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018

The UK GDPR is essentially the same law as the European GDPR, only changed to accommodate domestic areas of law.

The GDPR is a regulation that governs the collection, use, and protection of personal data across the European Union (EU). It came into effect in May 2018 and aims to give individuals more control over their personal data.

The Data Protection Act 2018 sets out the data protection framework in the UK, alongside the UK GDPR.

Your rights and responsibilities under UK GDPR and DPA 2018

As an individual, you have the right to:

As a local government authority, we have a responsibility to:

How to submit a data subject request

If you want to obtain a copy of your personal data or exercise any of your rights under the UK GDPR and DPA 2018, you can submit a request to Enfield Council. This request can be received verbally and in writing. We would prefer for you to make this request through our online form. The council has one calendar month to respond to your request.

Make a GDPR or DPA request

To submit a request in writing or by email, please follow these steps:

  1. Download the Subject Access Request Form under the General Data Protection Regulation form (PDF, 96.36 KB) from our website. Alternatively, you can request a copy of the form by email, phone or in person at one of our offices.
  2. Fill in the form with your personal details, such as your name, address, and contact details. Please be as specific as possible about the personal data you are requesting.
  3. Provide a copy of your identification document, such as a passport or driving license, to verify your identity
  4. Submit the completed form and identification document the subject access request team by email, post or in person

Contact details:

Complaints and Information Team (Subject Access Request)
Enfield Council
PO Box 54
Civic Centre
Silver Street


Once we have received your request, we will review it and respond within one calendar month. If we need more information to process your request, we will contact you to request this.

Useful links:

If you want to learn more about your rights or have any questions about submitting a data subject request, the following resources may be useful:

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