Privacy and data protection

Protecting your privacy and providing information on data protection.

Data Protection Statement

Suffolk County Council is committed to protecting your privacy and will treat your personal data in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and subsequent, revised UK data protection law.

You can read our COVID-19, corporate and service-specific privacy notices for more information.

Your rights

Requesting access to the information we hold about you

You can make your request in writing.

To make a written request, please send it by email to or by post, to:

Data Protection Team, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2BX

You will be required to provide documentary evidence of your identity and your current address. If you are making a request on behalf of somebody else, you will also need to provide evidence of your authority to act.

Please see our detailed guide to accessing your records (Word, 73KB) for details of acceptable documentation and further information about how to request access to your records.

Requesting information for law enforcement and taxation purposes

If you are a police officer or other agency looking to request access to information under Schedule 2, Part 1, Para 2 of the Data Protection Act 2018, or a police officer looking to make an Annex C request under the 2013 Protocol and Good Practice Model, please read the council’s full guidance for information and how to apply.

Further information

You may view the council’s data protection notification. More information about data protection is available by visiting the Information Commissioner's website.

If you have any queries, please contact the Data Protection Team at

Cookie and log files policy

A "cookie" is a small data file created by your web browser and normally stored on your computer. We use temporary "session" cookies that are only stored in your browser's memory whilst you visit our website. If your browser accepts the cookies used on our website, we do not gain access to any personal data. The information collected by the cookie permits the website to assist you in navigating.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually refuse cookies by adjusting the preferences in your web browser. If you do not know how to do this, contact us, giving details on the type of browser you are using, and we will do our best to help. If you turn off cookies, though, there may be some features of our website that will not be available to you and some web pages may not display properly or load slowly.

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