Privacy notice - Lower Thames Crossing

Highways England is fully committed to compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) following their implementation on 25 May 2018. This Privacy Notice is supplemental to Highways England’s Privacy Notice which sets out how we collect, use, retain and disclose personal data, and describes why we collect and process personal data specifically for the Lower Thames Crossing.

Why do we collect personal data for the Lower Thames Crossing?

On Lower Thames Crossing, Highways England is the Data Controller and therefore collects and handles personal data to:

  • provide a response to a query that has been raised
  • stay in contact with you if you have requested to receive regular updates about Lower Thames Crossing and/or are involved in one of our consultation exercises
  • gather information (including land rights and your opinions) in relation to Lower Thames Crossing

Personal data is collected by us or on our behalf in the format set out in Highways England’s Privacy Notice and through the receipt of surveys.

Who processes personal data for Lower Thames Crossing?

Highways England’s technical partner on Lower Thames Crossing is LTC-Cascade, a joint venture between Jacobs United Kingdom, Arcadis Consulting (UK) Limited and COWI A/S. LTC-Cascade will act as data processor.

How long do we keep that data for?

Personal data will be retained for the duration of the project. Following completion of the Lower Thames Crossing the data will only be retained if it required for the purposes of discharging statutory and duty of care responsibilities, and/or also for complying with Highways England requirements.

Where is the personal data stored?

Collected data will be stored within Highways England and Lower Thames Crossing or any third party’s secure electronic records management systems, with the system being dependant on the nature of the information. Any data being processed in the US is covered by the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.

All systems used by Highways England for Lower Thames Crossing are secure.

We draw your attention to Highways England’s Privacy Notice which should be read in conjunction with this Privacy Notice.