Data Protection

The Data Protection Act 2018 seeks to empower individuals to take control of their personal data and to support organisations with their lawful processing of personal data.

It also says those who record and use personal information must be open about how the information is used and must comply with the below enforceable principles:

  • Principle 1 - Lawful and fair
  • Principle 2 - Specified, explicit, legitimate
  • Principle 3 - Adequate, relevant, not excessive
  • Principle 4 - Accurate, up to date
  • Principle 5 - Kept no longer than necessary
  • Principle 6 - Processed in a secure manner
  • Subject Rights - Access, rectification, erasure or restriction, not subject to automated decision making
  • International transfer General principles for the transfers of personal data to a another country or international organisation

For further information on the Data Protection Act 2018, please visit the ICO website.

The Chief Constable as controller is responsible for ensuring that North Wales Police meets its obligations in complying with these principles and ensuring that force policy and procedure caters for the effective management of information held by North Wales Police about living individuals.

For more information on how we use personal data, you may view our Privacy Notice or contact us regarding any other enquiries regarding the use of data.

Also in this section

  1. Subject Access
  2. Requests for information for employment purposes
  3. Police certificates for visas, emigration or residency
  4. Retention of offence information
  5. Crime reports for insurance claims


  1. Privacy Notice
  2. Subject Access form (MS Word)


Information Standards & Compliance
North Wales Police
Abergele Road
Colwyn Bay
LL29 8AW

Email: Data Protection Enquiries

Phone: 01492 805125