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Disclaimer 

It is not possible to guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information contained on the Essex County Council website. We therefore accept no liability for any inaccuracies or any loss or damage arising from the use of, or reliance on, information obtained from this website. The Essex County Council website links you to many other websites. We are not responsible for the content or availability of these sites.

National Fraud Initiative – Fair Processing Notice 

This authority 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.

We participate in the Cabinet Office’s National Fraud Initiative: a data matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud. We are required to provide particular sets of data to the Minister for the Cabinet Office for matching for each exercise.

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 the Data Protection Act 1998.

Data matching by the Cabinet Office is subject to a Code of Practice.

For further information on data matching at this authority contact the Counter Fraud Team, counterfraud.team@essex.gov.uk, 03330 138917.