To provide municipal powers and authorities with legal cover, in accordance with Organic Act 15/1999 of 13 December on Personal Data Protection, Barcelona City Council has grouped the personal data it has into files. In order to ensure their confidentiality, the City Council applies the security measures required by legislation according to the type of data they contain (you can consult the
list of registered files [Cat], where the purpose of each file containing personal data is identified).
In relation to these files, as specified by the Personal Data Protection Act (LOPD 15/1999 of 13 December) individuals have rights to ensure they have control over their data.
In order to exercise these rights you must specify the personal data file (see the
list of registered files [Cat] and, if appropriate, specify the particular data over which you wish to exercise your right.
With regard to the exercising of these rights over Barcelona City Council files, it should be noted that:
- A written form must be delivered to the City Council General Registry with a photocopy of your ID document (DNI) or foreigner's tax ID number (NIE). The form can be submitted at any of the municipal registries.
- The right to access may only be exercised once every three years, unless there is a specific reason.
- Given the complexity of Barcelona City Council, you must specify the specific files (see the
list of registered files [Cat]) over which you wish to exercise your right to access.
- In the event of exercising your right to rectify, and in order to avoid unwanted changes that could threaten your rights, you must clearly indicate the data that needs to be modified. The same applies in the case of cancellation or opposition: the specific data must be clearly indicated.
- The City Council will, stating its reasons, refuse requests to exercise the rights to cancel and oppose in the following cases:
- It is required by law to process the data.
- The data are necessary for administrative actions required to ensure the fulfilment of tax obligations.
- The person concerned is subject to inspection.
- The data are automatically cancelled when they are no longer necessary. In the specific case of entry registers at municipal premises and security cameras, data are deleted one month after they have been collected.
When it comes to exercising these rights over camera-capture images, please note the following:
- You must add the photo of the person who exercises the right and specify the place, date and approximate time interval in sections that do not exceed two hours in length.
- ISo any possible queries may be dealt with, you are advised to give a contact telephone number or email address.
- In some cases access rights may be impossible in practice. For example, where cameras show images without recording them or where pictures have been removed.