You should tell the Council if the data about you is incorrect and ask us to correct it. You must do this in writing. The Council must inform you if they have or have not corrected the data within 21 days of receiving your letter. If the Council does not agree that the information is incorrect, you can ask us to record your disagreement on the record itself.
If the Council does not correct the information, you may also appeal to the Information Commissioner or the courts. These organisations have the power to order the Council to correct data that is wrong.
The Data Protection Act (1998) defines inaccurate data as being "data which is incorrect or misleading as to any matter of fact".
The Act provides you with a right to apply to the court to have inaccurate data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed. This right extends to any other Personal Data that may contain an opinion about you based on the inaccurate data.