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Data Protection Complaints Since 2012

Date of request: May 25, 2018
Posted in: Policing Professional Standards
Reference: 717/18


Please disclose;

a) The number of data protection complaints from members of the public against you since 01.01.2012 on a per year basis.

b) Of those complaints in a), the number that concerned policing and criminal records.


a) Please see the table below for the number of complaints from members of the public to our Professional Standards Department regarding complaints relating to data protection. The figures provided relate to all police employees.

b) The information is not categorised as ‘criminal records’ and ‘non-criminal records’, therefore the breakdown you have requested is not specifically recorded.

Year Complaints relating to data protection
1/1/12 – 31/12/12 44
1/1/13 – 31/12/13 45
1/1/14 – 31/12/14 44
1/1/15 – 31/12/15 43
1/1/16 – 31/12/16 54
1/1/17 – 31/12/17 58
1/1/18 to date 28


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