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Data Protection

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service is committed to complying with data protection laws, ensuring the accuracy and security of your personal information. More information can be found in the following sections about what personal data we process and why:

Privacy Notices

To process your data, we need to ensure we meet 1 of 6 lawful reasons as required by the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

As a Public Authority; our reasons will typically be because we must process your data to meet a legal obligation to do so or that we can carry out a task in the interests of the public. Detailed information on which lawful reasons apply for each of our services can be found in our privacy notices.

Your Data, Your Rights

Under new data protection laws, individuals have enhanced rights. The 'Your Data, Your Rights' section describes what rights apply to you in respect of the services we provide to the communities of Devon and Somerset.

You can read our Data Protection Policy (PDF).

Update March 2020 - Coronavirus: it's possible we'll take more than one calendar month to supply information for Personal Information Requests. The Information Commissioner recognises that longer time may be needed when staff have to prioritise other work to keep front line services running during the pandemic. We will endeavour to keep you updated and thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.


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