Your Data Rights

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During the Covid-19 pandemic, resources might have to be diverted away from business as usual, and there may be a need to prioritise other areas of work across the organisation.  

We ask for your understanding if delays are experienced whilst we are dealing with your requests.

Although every effort will be made to ensure a response is provided within statutory deadlines, due to current circumstances delays may be unavoidable. 

We apologise for any inconvenience and will endeavour to process your request as quickly as is practicable.

The ICO have made a related statement, which can be accessed here: 


The GDPR provides the following rights for individuals :

 1) The right to be informed

 2) The right of access

 3) The right to rectification

 4) The right to erasure

 5) The right to restrict processing

 6) The right to data portability

 7) The right to object

 8) Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling


Access to your personal information :

You can request access to a copy of your personal data we hold.

You can make a request for access free of charge by completing the Right of Access Request Form.

For more information on Right of Access, please click here.


Rectification :

You can ask us to change or complete any inaccurate or incomplete personal data held about you. Please contact the West Yorkshire Police at [email protected].  


Erasure :

You can ask us to delete or remove your personal information where it is no longer necessary for us to keep it. You may also request the deletion of custody images held by the Force.

For information on applying for national police record deletion, please click this link.

For information on applying for West Yorkshire Police Record deletion, please contact [email protected].


Restriction :

You can ask us to restrict the personal information we use about you.

Please contact us at [email protected], providing details of the required restriction.


Right to object :

You can object to our processing of your personal information.

Please contact us at [email protected], providing details of your objection.


Right to withdraw consent :

If you have given us your consent to use personal information, you can withdraw your consent at any time and, update your preferences by writing or emailing to the point of contact identified on your consent form.


Right to be informed :

West Yorkshire Police collects and uses personal information so that it can carry out its legal and legitimate functions as defined by legislation, common law and best practise.

Follow the link below to see more information about how West Yorkshire Police use your data and why.

Privacy Information Notice


Right not to be subject to automated decision making :

You have the right to ask us not to make a decision about you based solely on automated means, i.e. without human intervention.

Currently, we do not use any automated decision making processes.


Portability :

You can ask us to provide you or a third party with some of the personal information that we hold about you in a structured, commonly used, electronic form, so it can be easily transferred.

You can make a request for access free of charge by completing the Right of Access Form, or by contacting West Yorkshire Police ay [email protected]. Please provide evidence of your identity.

For more information on Right of Access, please click here.


Make a complaint :

You can make a complaint about how we have used your personal information to us, by contacting us via [email protected], or to a supervisory authority - for the UK this is the Information Commissioner's Office at  (Link opens in a new window).

We will not make any charge for responding to any request from you to exercise your privacy rights, and we will respond to your requests in accordance with our obligations under data protection law.


Page last reviewed March 2020