Fair Processing Notice

We are required by law to protect the public funds we administer. In order to prevent and detect fraud we may share information provided to us with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds.

The Audit Commission is responsible for carrying out data matching exercises. Data matching involves comparing computer records held by one organisation against other computer records held by the same or another organisation to see how far they match. This is usually personal information.

Computerised data matching allows potentially fraudulent claims and payments to be identified. Where a match is found it indicates that there is an inconsistency that requires further investigation. We cannot assume that the inconsistency is as a result of fraud, error or other explanation until an investigation is carried out.

We are participating in a data matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud and are providing data to the Audit Commission for matching with data held by other organisations. The types of data the Audit Commission requires to complete a data matching exercise are set out in their guidance, which can be found at www.audit-commission.gov.uk/nfi.

The Audit Commission carries out computer data matching exercises under its powers in Part 2A of the Audit Commission Act 1998. It does not require the consent of the individuals concerned under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Data matching by the Audit Commission is subject to a Code of Practice. This can be found at www.audit-commission.gov.uk/nfi/codeofdmp.asp.

For further information on the Audit Commission's legal powers and the reasons why it matches particular information, consult www.audit-commission.gov.uk/nfi/fptext.asp.

For further information on data matching at Land Registry please check the FAQs or contact our Data Protection Office