Privacy Notice - Data Matching (NFI)
National Fraud Initiative (NFI) Data Matching Exercise
This information is intended to assist your understanding of the NFI Data Matching Exercise and what it means to you as an employee of Ribble Valley Borough Council and / or resident of the Ribble Valley.
National Fraud Initiative Privacy Notice
Ribble Valley Borough Council is required by law to protect the public funds it administers. It may share information provided to it with other bodies responsible for; auditing, or administering public funds, or where undertaking a public function, in order to prevent and detect fraud.
The Cabinet Office is responsible for carrying out data matching exercises.
Data matching involves comparing computer records held by one body against other computer records held by the same or another body 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 may indicate that there is an inconsistency which requires further investigation. No assumption can be made as to whether there is fraud, error or other explanation until an investigation is carried out.
Ribble Valley Borough Council participates in the Cabinet Office’s National Fraud Initiative: a data matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud. The Council is required to provide particular sets of data to the Minister for the Cabinet Office for matching for each exercise, as detailed here.
The use of data by the Cabinet Office in a data matching exercise is carried out with statutory authority under Part 6 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. It does not require the consent of the individuals concerned under data protection legislation.
Data matching by the Cabinet Office is subject to a Code of Practice.
View further information on the Cabinet Office’s legal powers and the reasons why it matches particular information.
For further information about the use of your information or to request a copy of your personal information held by Ribble Valley Borough Council please contact:
Data Protection Officer
Ribble Valley Borough Council
Telephone: 01200 425111
Changes to this privacy notice
We will regularly review and update this privacy notice to comply with changes in Data Protection legislation and to reflect changes in our services.