Data protection legislation requires that the Police Service of Northern Ireland is open and transparent in relation to how we use personal data and that anyone processing personal data complies with six data protection principles of good practice. Please also refer to our Adult Privacy Notice and Children's Privacy Notice for more information about how we process personal data.
The use and disclosure of personal data is governed in the United Kingdom by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018. Where we are processing information for law enforcement purposes we must comply with Part 3 of the Data Protection Act. Personal data processed for all other purposes will be done so in line with GDPR.
The Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland is registered with the Information Commissioner as a data controller for the purposes of this legislation. As such he is obliged to ensure that the Police Service of Northern Ireland handles all personal data in accordance with the legislation. We take that responsibility very seriously and take great care to ensure that personal data is handled appropriately to secure and maintain individuals' trust and confidence in the service.