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Data protection and privacy

Scammers are using the email address dataprotection@middlesbrough.gov.uk to send fake emails about debt payments.

These emails are not from Middlesbrough Council and we never send debt payment requests from this address.

If you need to make a payment, visit the pay section, check the payment information given on your demand letter or invoice, or contact us.

For advice on cyber security, visit the National Cyber Security Centre.

Data protection

Information about how Middlesbrough Council abides by the GDPR and the Data Protection Act.

Data protection rights

Details of your data protection rights, including getting a copy of your data (subject access request).

Data disclosure requests

Details of how organisations can request a disclosure of personal data, for specific purposes.


A Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) helps to identify and minimise data protection risks.

Privacy notices

Details of how Middlesbrough Council services collect, store, and use your data.

Website privacy policy

Details of how your data is collected, stored, and used when you visit the Middlesbrough Council website.

Records retention

We are required by law to have, and implement, a records retention and disposal schedule.