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Antisocial Behaviour Privacy Notice

Last updated: Wednesday, 8 August 2018
Please note: the following notice provides additional privacy information to the Rochdale Borough Council privacy notice.

We take a wide view of what may be considered antisocial behaviour, including acts that interfere with the peace, comfort or convenience of any person, or cause or are likely to cause nuisance, annoyance or disturbance to any person. The following are examples of antisocial behaviour:

  • Damaging property
  • Verbal abuse and insults
  • Intimidation, using or threatening violence
  • Racial harassment
  • Nuisance from pets such as dogs barking
  • Noise nuisance

What personal information we collect

We collect personal information to make sure that we can carry out our work. The personal information we collect includes:

  • Name
  • Address and contact details including email address
  • Age and date of birth
  • Marital status
  • Identifiers such as vehicle registration number
  • Employment data
  • Photographs
  • Health or medical records including disabilities
  • Religion
  • Ethnicity or nationality
  • Crime or offending information

Who we collect personal information about

When we collect personal information it may be about:

  • Customers
  • Service users
  • Residents
  • Family such as parents, children, siblings
  • Business owners
  • Complainants
  • Councillors  

How we use personal information

We use your personal information to:

  • Maintain accounts and records
  • Promote the services we provide
  • Crime prevention and prosecution
  • Offending prevention work
  • Manage complaints and allegations
  • Undertake investigations

Why we use your personal information

We're required by law to investigate and manage antisocial behaviour. This is detailed in legislation and guidance including:

  • Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003
  • Crime and Disorder Act
  • Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014

We're allowed to process personal and sensitive data for the following reasons under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Articles and the Data Protection Act:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • For a public task or statutory function
  • When necessary for performance of a contract
  • For legal proceedings such as obtaining advice or defending legal rights
  • Substantial public interest
  • The interests of public health

Who we share your personal information with

We collect information from and disclose information to individuals and organisations that can support our work including:

  • Customers and their families
  • Affected parties
  • Complainants
  • Council departments
  • Other public bodies or authorities
  • Partner agencies and service providers such as housing associations
  • Law enforcement and prosecuting agencies
  • Courts and tribunals
  • Councillors and MPs

When we make an automated decision about your personal information

This service doesn't make any decisions using computers or programmes that don't involve a human being when using your personal information.

How long we keep your personal information

We keep personal information collected as part of this process for a minimum of 6 years from the date of collection, or for an additional length of time if necessary.

When we transfer your personal information beyond the European Economic Area (EEA)

This service doesn't transfer your information outside the EEA.

We do not routinely share data with any organisation outside the UK, but our website is available across the internet and we communicate with applicants and stakeholders wherever they are.


To request your personal information and exercise your privacy rights please contact:

If you need to raise a concern to our Data Protection Officer about our use of your personal information, please contact:

Information Governance Unit
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU ​

We are registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner's Office.

Our registration number is Z5481774.