Privacy & Data Policy

We take your privacy seriously here at Northumbria Victim and Witness Service. Our policy outlines how we deal with your data and privacy.

On the 25th May 2018 the UK produced its third generation of data protection law. This is the same date as the General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR, was launched throughout the European Union, EU.

The new data protection law will apply the EU’s GDPR standards for the processing of data considered as “general data”, this is data which is processed for a reason not involving law enforcement or national security. How organisations should process “general data” can be found at Part 2 of the new law.

The NVWS privacy policy is aligned to that of Northumbria Police. Information can be found by accessing the Northumbria Police website here.

Information around your rights and who to contact regarding your data can also be found via the Northumbria Police website.