Understanding Tower Hamlets future - people, places and priorities

Understanding Tower Hamlets future - people, places and priorities

Data controller and purpose

The information you provide will be used by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets’ Intelligence and Performance Service to understand the nature of the borough’s residents. Giving information on

  1. the numbers of people including the balance of young and old
  2. what jobs people do
  3. where they live and in what type of housing
  4. what services and access to facilities they require and demand in order to inform the future service plans of the council.

Your personal data will be processed as part of this. The survey is provided jointly with opinion research services who manage and conduct the fieldwork of the survey. The London Borough of Tower Hamlets is the Controller of the data.

We process your data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018. If you have any concerns the council’s Data Protection Officer can be contacted on DPO@towerhamlets.gov.uk.  

Condition for processing personal data

It is necessary for us to process data relating to your personal and equalities data (e.g. age, gender and personal/household circumstances ). Some of which come under the special categories (e.g. ethnicity, sexual orientation, language, religion, health,) as a task carried out in the public interest and a task in the substantial public interest for the special categories of personal data.

How long do we keep your information?

We will only hold your information for as long as is required by law and to provide you with the necessary services. This is likely to be for at least five years after the survey is complete. For further details you can view our retention schedule.

We may also anonymise some personal data you provide to us to ensure that you cannot be identified and use this for statistical analysis of data to allow the council to effectively target and plan the provision of services.

Information sharing

We will only share aggregated data with other organisations, such as the Greater London Authority (GLA), for statistical or research purposes.

Your rights

You can find out more about your rights on our data protection page and how to complain to the Information Commissioner.