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Essex Legal Services - practice management

21 June 2018

What service is being provided?

Essex Legal Services Practice Management provide administrative and financial support services to other Essex Legal Services. 
What personal data do we need from you?
Name and Contact Details
Family Details
Lifestyle and Social Circumstances
Goods and Services
Financial Details
Employment and Education Details
Visual images, Personal Appearance and Behaviour
Business Activities
Case File information

What ‘special types’ of personal data do we need from you?

Physical or Mental Health details
Racial or Ethnic origin
Offences (including alleged offences)
Criminal proceedings, outcomes and sentences
Religious or other beliefs of a similar nature

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

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

  • Service delivery of advice, transactions and support for Essex County Council.
  • Service Delivery
  • Service Improvement
  • Prevention and detection of crime and fraud
  • Research – we will only use anonymised data for research purposes, and will only use your personal data for research with your consent

If we cannot use your data we will be unable to provide a service.

Our legal basis for using your personal data is that it is necessary for a task in the public interest.

Who else might we share your data with?

Office of the Public Guardian
Other departments within the authority
Parties to proceedings

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


How long will your data be kept?

We will stop using your data after completion of the case
Your data will be deleted 12 years after we stop using it.

Our use of your data will be subject to the following legal 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 use 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 Address:
Data Protection Officer,
Information Governance Team,
Essex County Council,
County Hall,
Market Road,
Phone Number:0333 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 Address:
Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,

Online Form

Phone Number:0303 123 1113
For our full privacy notice