Data Protection Act 1998


How to Make a Request for Personal Information under the Data Protection Act

If you would like to make a request for access to your personal information, please submit your request in one of the following ways:-

You can write to:  

Freedom of Information Officer

Corby Borough Council

The Corby Cube

George Street



NN17 1QG



Or: complete an on-line request form

When requesting information from the Council, please be very specific.  The more detail you put in your request, the easier it is to find precise information quickly.

Please note that some exemptions do apply to the right to access personal data and may result in non release or edited release of information. If this is the case with your request, the Council is obliged to explain the reasons behind this.

Your rights

The Data Protection Act gives you the right to:

  • Be informed that your personal information is being processed by the Council
  • Access your personal information
  • Correct, rectify, block or erase personal information that you regard as wrong

Proof of identity and authority

Protecting your personal information is extremely important to Corby Borough Council, so before your request for personal information can be processed, the Council must verify your identity.  Suitable proof includes driving licence, birth certificate, passport or similar document.  If you are asking for information about someone else, you must provide written evidence that you have the authority to act on behalf of that person.  All documents will be returned to you as quickly as possible.       



A £10.00 fee will be required, so you will receive a copy of your desired information within 40 calendar days following receipt of payment. 


The Information Commissioner

The Information Commissioner oversees and enforces the Data Protection Act. The Information Commissioner's website provides more information on your rights under the Act.