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Privacy and media

These pages explain how you can protect your personal information and get access to official records.

They also tell you how to make a complaint about an article published in a newspaper or magazine.

Using the law to protect your information

Right of individuals to see information held on them and the role of the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in regulating the rules for holding personal data on computer and on paper.

Freedom of information

Link to the information Commissioner's website giving information about people's rights, responsibilities and obligations under the Freedom of Information Act.

Complaints about the press

Where to make a complaint about an article in the press.

CCTV - how and where it can be used

CCTV - how and where it can be used including at work, in the home and by landlords.