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Explains how we use personal data collected by the user research.

First published:
17 April 2024
Last updated:


When responding to this request for feedback, the Welsh Government will become the data controller for any information you provide. The information you provide will be used to inform decisions on the future of the rough sleeper data collection. Any information you provide will be used anonymously and will not be publicly attributable to you unless we ask for your consent.

Welsh Government will retain your email address, and any personal information you provide as part of your response, for up to a year and will only use it if we need to contact you to further understand the responses you have provided. We will not share your personal information with any third parties. 

Any non-identifiable information (such as a summary of the decision we make based on feedback from all users) will be retained indefinitely. 

Individual rights

Under data protection legislation, you have the right:

  • to be informed of the personal data Welsh Government holds about you and to access it
  • to require us to rectify inaccuracies in that data
  • to (in certain circumstances) object to or restrict processing
  • for (in certain circumstances) your data to be ‘erased’
  • to (in certain circumstances) data portability
  • to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) who is our independent regulator for data protection

Further Information

For further information about the information which the Welsh Government holds and its use, or if you wish to exercise your rights under the UK GDPR, please see contact details below:

Housing Statistics Team
Knowledge and Analytical Services
Welsh Government
Cathays Park
CF10 3NQ


The contact details for the Information Commissioner’s Office (Wales):

Churchill House
17 Churchill Way
CF10 2HH

Tel: 0330 414 6421

Website: Information Commissioner’s Office

The Welsh Government’s Data Protection Officer can be contacted at:

Data Protection Officer
Welsh Government
Cathays Park
CF10 3NQ