Police: Recruitment

Home Office written question – answered on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Mary Creagh Mary Creagh Chair, Environmental Audit Committee, Chair, Environmental Audit Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to ensure that the Be a Force for All campaign complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); and whether a data protection impact assessment has been produced in accordance with Article 35 and 36 of the GDPR.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, Home Department

We take the protection and privacy of personal data very seriously. The Government Communication Service, as the professional body for communications in government, upholds the highest professional standards in undertaking its duties and in particular, complying with data protection legislation.

The campaign microsite, www.joiningthepolice.co.uk, directs potential applicants to local police force websites, which are not managed by the Home Office, to begin their application process. The microsite collects IP addresses and generates cookies to inform improvement of the site and to make campaign marketing more engaging and relevant. However, this information is not used to identify users personally and is handled in accordance with the current data protection legislation.

For further information on the campaign microsite’s use of data and cookies please visit:



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