Safeguards policy

Third principle

Personal data collected for any of the law enforcement purposes must be ‘adequate, relevant and not excessive’.

We do not systematically collect sensitive personal data for law enforcement purposes. The information we process is necessary for and proportionate to our purposes. It is processed in the context of us carrying out processes which enable us to meet our stated purposes for processing. 

Where sensitive personal data is provided to us or obtained by us but is not strictly relevant to our law enforcement functions, we will erase or return it if it is practicable to do so and if it would not compromise or undermine our law enforcement functions.