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Coroners Service

18 May 2018

What service is being provided?

The Coroner's service investigates deaths that appear to be sudden and of unknown cause; unnatural or due to violence or occur in legal custody. It is the responsibility of the coroner to make enquiries to establish who the deceased was; when and where they died and how they died.

 

What personal data do we need from you?

Name and contact details

Family details

 

Who will be using your personal data?

 

The Data Controller is Essex County Council

 

The Data Protection Officer for Essex County Council can be contacted at dpo@essex.gov.uk.

 

What will it be used for and what gives us the right to ask for it and use it?

 

To investigate deaths and to contact bereaved families.

 

If we cannot use your data we will be unable to make contact with bereaved families.

 

Our legal basis' for using your personal data is 'Legal obligation' and 'Necessary for a task in the public interest'

 

Who else might we share your data with?

Police

Health Agencies

 

Will your data be stored in or accessible from countries with no UK-equivalent Privacy Law protections?

No

 

How long will your data be kept?

We will stop using your data after the case is closed.

Your data will be deleted 15 years after last action for deaths which do not proceed to an inquest, 2 years after last action for information relating to Treasure inquests and will be held in permanent form for information relating to deaths which proceed to an inquest. This will then be transferred to Essex Records Office to archive.

 

Our use of your data will be subject to the following legal rights:


For data processed under a legal obligation you will have the following rights:

  • Your Right to be Informed
  • Your Right to Access your personal data
  • Your Right for us to Rectify your personal data
  • Your Right to Restrict our processing of your personal data

 

For data processed under a task in the Public Interest you will have the following rights

  • Your Right to be Informed
  • Your Right to Access your personal data
  • Your Right for us to Rectify your personal data
  • Your Right to Restrict our processing of your personal data
  • Your Right to Object to the processing of your personal data

 

Visit the following links for more information about Privacy Law, our obligations and your Rights:

 

The ICO Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation 2016

The General Data Protection Regulation 2016

 

If you have concerns over the way we are asking for or using your personal data, please raise the matter with our Data Protection Officer by the following means:

 

Postal AddressData Protection Officer, Information Governance Team, Essex County Council, County Hall, Market Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM11QH
Emaildpo@essex.gov.uk
Phone Number0333 013 9824

 

If you still have concerns following our response you have the right to raise the matter with the Information Commissioner's Office:

 

Postal AddressInformation Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF
Online Formhttps://ico.org.uk/concerns/handling/
Phone Number0303 123 1113

 

For our full privacy notice:

http://www.essex.gov.uk/privacy-notices/Pages/Default.aspx