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Privacy notice - Local Authority Enforcement Monitoring System (LAEMS)

Information on our Local Authority Enforcement Monitoring System (LAEMS) privacy policy, why we require data, what we do with the data and your rights.

Why we need it 

The Food Standards Agency is what is known as the ‘Controller’ of the personal data provided to us. The personal information we hold on you consists of food establishment identification (IDs). The Food standards Agency obtains this information from local authorities as part of their LAEMS returns.

We need to collect this information for the purpose of local authority food law enforcement monitoring. We do this in line with the performance of our statutory duties as set out in the under the Food Standards Act 1999 and the Food (Scotland) Act 2015. We will not collect any personal data on you which we do not need.

What we do with it

We retain personal information only for as long as necessary to carry out these functions. This means that this information is retained for 12 years.

All the personal data we process is located on servers within the European Union. Our cloud based services have been procured through the government framework agreements and these services have been assessed against the national cyber security centre cloud security principles.

No third parties have access to your personal data unless the law allows them to do so.

Your rights

You have a right to see the information we hold on you by making a request in writing to the email address below. If at any point you believe the information we process on you is incorrect you can request to have it corrected. If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer who will investigate the matter.

If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).