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General Data Protection Regulation

You have new rights over your personal data although apart from your right to request, subject to some exclusions, that we erase some or all the personal information we hold about you, (and that applies to paper, computer or any way we hold your information) nothing else has changed in the way I handle your data (personal information you have given me). 

I have always protected your information and used what you have given me as your MSP only in ways that I have agreed with you. I have also sought permission before sharing your information with any third party such as:

  • the local authority, the NHS Board, Housing Association, police and so on. Indeed where necessary I have asked for a mandate to be signed specifically authorising any such contact.

  • If I am contacted by you on behalf of a neighbour or family member for example I advise that I will need them to contact me themselves or to authorise you to act on their behalf, or for you to produce a Power of Attorney (welfare).

  • I have always asked if someone agrees to their picture being placed on my Facebook Pages which is in part a diary of my weekly work.

  • I have copied you into correspondence to authorised third parties and to their replies

  • I do not make public any of your personal details unless you have  clearly indicated your consent so to do


I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office with code ICO:00040532665 and you can inspect my registration at any time and get advice on data from their web site. There is a button on their page to allow searches of the register. You have always had the legal right to know what information we hold about you and how we use it but the new rules strengthen these rights.

For more detailed explanation you can access my full privacy notice here.

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