The Right to Data Portability

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you have a number of rights regarding the way in which we are allowed to process your personal data.

What is the Right to Data Portability?

The right to data portability gives you the right to receive personal data you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format. It also gives you the right to request that we transmit this data directly to another party.

When does the right apply?

The right to data portability only applies when:

  • our lawful basis for processing your information is consent or for the performance of a contract; and
  • we are carrying out the processing by automated means (ie excluding paper files).

Submitting a request

An Information Rights Request under GDPR may be submitted in either of the following ways:

  • By submitting the online form under Apply for This Service below. 
  • By writing to Information Governance, Mendip District Council, Council Offices, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BT

You must include your full name, a return address and a details of the information that you are requesting. Mendip District Council has a duty to verify the identity of requesters, and consequently you may be asked to provide proof of your identity.