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National Fraud Initiative privacy notice

Privacy notice for the National Fraud Initiative.

We are committed to protecting your personal data and ensuring that it is processed fairly and lawfully. Information you provide to us will be processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations, the Data Protection Act 2018 and any subsequent legislation.

We are a data controller for the purposes of the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018.

Purpose of processing

We are required by law to protect the public funds we administer. We may share information provided to us with other bodies responsible for auditing, or administering public funds, or where undertaking a public function, in order to prevent and detect fraud.

We participate in the Cabinet Office's National Fraud Initiative (NFI) which is a data matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud against us and organisations in the public sector.

We are required to provide particular sets of data to the Minister for the Cabinet Office for matching for each exercise.

View the National Fraud Initiative data specifications.

The legal basis for processing is legal obligation. The use of data by the Cabinet Office in a data matching exercise is carried out with statutory authority under Part 6 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.

Under the Local Audit and Accountability Act, we are a mandatory participant in the NFI and consequently is required to provide the following data sets to the Cabinet Office as part of the data matching exercise:

  • blue badge parking permit
  • creditors history
  • creditors standing data
  • concessionary travel pass (Gold Cards)
  • deferred pensions
  • personal budget
  • pensions payroll
  • payroll
  • private residential care homes

Sharing your information

Data will be submitted to the Cabinet Office and shared with other NFI participants including public and private sector organisations.

Data retention

Data extractions prepared for submission to the NFI and data downloads from the Cabinet Office are held by us until the next NFI exercise commences. In addition, progress reports concerning the results of participation in the NFI are presented to our Audit Committee.

The Cabinet Office have their own National Fraud Initiative privacy notice and retention periods.

Data security

We are committed to protecting personal data and have data policies and proceduresin place to ensure that it is safeguarded.

Your rights

Should you wish to raise any concerns about how we have processed your personal data you can contact the data protection officer, email: or write to:

Data Protection Officer
Derbyshire County Council
County Hall

You also have the right to contact the Information Commissioner.

For further information on how we process personal data, please contact the data protection officer, email:

If you would like a copy of this information in a different format, please contact Mark Kenyon, interim director of finance and ICT (S151 officer), email: