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The Internal Audit and Anti-Fraud Division is part of the Finance and Governance Directorate and provide an independent function to provide the Council assurance on its internal control, fraud and governance processes. This is set out under Section 151 of the Local Government Act 1972. These functions require us to hold or have access to information from systems and processes across the Council, in order to fulfil the legal requirement to provide an internal audit function and to prevent, detect, deter and investigate referrals of fraud bribery and corruption.
The Internal Audit and Anti-Fraud Division may collect a wide variety of information from a range of sources, including, but not limited to:
The Internal Audit and Anti-Fraud Division have a duty to protect the public purse. The following acts and regulations provide the basis on which the section operates:
as are considered necessary by those conducting the internal audit”
In accordance with the data protection act 2018, we need a "lawful basis" for collecting and using information about you. There are a variety of different lawful bases for processing personal data which are set out in the data protection act.
The lawful basis on which we rely in order to use the information which we collect about you for the purposes set out in this notice will be:
Including but not limited to:
The Internal Audit and Anti-Fraud Division have retention schedules in place to ensure that information is only held for as long as is needed.
For successful sanction cases, we are requested to keep your information for a minimum of seven years after which time it will be destroyed. For other cases, your information will be kept for 12 months after which time it will be destroyed.
Our Data Protection Officer is Mark Hynes. You can contact him at Data.Protection@walthamforest.gov.uk.
If we’re unable to resolve your complaint to your satisfaction, you can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).