• The local authority web site MUST make information easily available to cover the uses, sharing, limitations, controls and safeguards set in place by the Authority, in order to demonstrate that there is no abuse of personal data. This may include:
(a) that data will not be used for any purpose other than those stated in the notice
(b) that receipt of one of the prescribed benefits or 30 Hours eligibility will be checked by the local authority with the appropriate government departments (HMRC, DWP and Home Office)
(c) that any entitlement or change in entitlement status will be shared by the local authority with the school or setting that the child attends, and
(d) that data may be used to ensure accuracy of records across the local authority and to check against fraud.
• The local authority system MUST advise citizens that communications with the local authority (including online transactions) may be subject to monitoring and recording only for purposes permitted by the Telecommunications (Lawful Business Practice) (Interception of Communications) Regulations 2000 in order to prevent or detect a crime, or investigate or detect the unauthorised use of the service.
• If the local authority system supports electronic distribution of notices then the system MUST advise the applicant of their responsibilities regarding the security of their email.
• The local authority MUST advise applicants how consent to receive notices can be withdrawn (if electronic distribution of notices is used).