By law, the council must appoint an Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) and a Returning Officer (RO) who have legal powers and a statutory duty to collect and process personal data. The ERO/RO is a separate data controller to the council. The Chief Executive of the London Borough of Barnet is the Electoral Registration Officer and the Returning Officer and is registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) with regard to all Electoral Services data.
Electoral Services collect personal data from our residents (and some other eligible citizens) to enable us to carry out these ERO and RO duties. All Electoral Service functions are performed in the public interest and in accordance with relevant legislation. It is our responsibility to ensure that your information is kept safe.
Our Privacy Notice contains more information on how we manage personal data, your rights and how to update your details.