5. Detecting and preventing fraud or crime
By law we have to protect the public funds we administer. We can use any of the information you provide to prevent and detect fraud. We can share this information with organisations responsible for auditing or administering public funds including:
- the Audit Commission
- the Department for Work and Pensions
- other local authorities
- HM Revenue and Customs
- the Police
We may use data matching to identify errors and potential frauds and we take part in national data matching exercises undertaken by the Audit Commission where allowed under the Data Protection Act.
We may share the information we hold with organisations such as the Police to prevent or detect crime, apprehend or prosecute offenders or prevent the risk of harm to an individual.