The Bank of England (‘we’ or the ‘Bank’) is the UK’s central bank. Our mission is to promote the good of the people of the United Kingdom by maintaining monetary and financial stability. You can find more detailed information about what we do elsewhere on our website, here.
For a number of the activities that we undertake to achieve our mission, we need to process personal data. This may include data that relates to our staff, to business contacts, to customers or staff of the firms we regulate, or to members of the public.
We recognise our privileged position in receiving this data. The Bank is committed to protecting the privacy of the individuals whose data we process, and to meeting its responsibilities to process personal data in a way that is consistent with the principles set out in data protection laws.
The information on this page in intended to describe at a high level:
- the purposes for which we need to process personal data
- the types of personal data that we process for those purposes; and
- how we collect and use this data, and how we ensure, in doing so, that this meets the requirements set out in data protection laws.
Where we collect personal data directly from individuals, either through our website or elsewhere, we may provide additional privacy information that sets out in more detail how this information will be used.
To understand in more detail how the Bank processes personal data, please contact us using the details set out below.