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HMRC and GDPR - Holding and using your personal information

2nd Jul 2018
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HMRC is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal data and has updated its private notice in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018. This means that HMRC has updated how it collects and uses your personal information. They will only share your information with third parties where they are legally allowed to do so.

Under GDPR guidelines, HMRC is classified as a data controller within the meaning of the act and process large volumes of personal data. HMRC is also the data controller for the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), which included Rent Offices as well as the Adjudicator’s Office.

In certain circumstances, HMRC will be a joint controller where they deliver services in partnership with another public authority. Under data protection, HMRC are required to notify you of the information which is in their privacy policy.

Information in the Notice includes:

  • How your personal information is collected
  • The kind of information held about you
  • How your information is used
  • Right of access, correction, erasure and restriction
  • Right to withdraw consent
  • Information about criminal convictions
  • Automated decision-making

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