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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.

The Food Standards Agency is what is known as the ‘Controller’ of the personal data provided to us.

Purpose and law basis of processing 

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 and the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.

We will not collect any personal data on you which we do not need.

How and where we store your data and who we may share it with 

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.

For more  information, on How and where we store your data and who we may share it with see our Personal Information Charter.

For information on how we might use and share data as part of our risk monitoring function see the Monitoring and Evaluation of Risks section in our Personal Information Charter.  

International transfers  

For more information on international transfers, please see the International transfers section in our Personal Information Charter.  

EU citizens  

For more information on EU Citizens Privacy Notice, please see the EU citizens section in our Personal Information Charter.  

Your rights

For more information on your rights, please see the Your rights section in our Personal Information Charter.  

Contact us  

If you have any queries concerning this Privacy Notice, your personal information or any questions on our use of the information, please email our Data Protection Officer in the FSA, who is the Information Management and Security Team Leader using the address below.