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Fair Processing Notice

Submission of data to the National Fraud Initiative at The Audit Commission 

The CCG 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, in order to prevent and detect fraud.

The Audit Commission are 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 indicates that there is an inconsistency that requires further investigation.

No assumption can be made as to whether there is fraud, error or other

explanation until an investigation is carried out.


The Audit Commission currently requires us to participate in a data matching

exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud. We are required to

provide particular sets of data to the Audit Commission for matching for each

exercise, and these are set out in the Audit Commission’s guidance, which can

be found at


The use of data by the Audit Commission in a data matching exercise is carried

out with statutory authority under its powers in Part 2A of the Audit Commission

Act 1998. It does not require the consent of the individuals concerned under the

Data Protection Act 1998.


Data matching by the Audit Commission is subject to a Code of Practice. This

may be found at