The Data Protection Act 1998 allows you to find out what information is held about you on a computer, and some paper records. This is known as a "Right of Subject Access".
It also states that people recording and using personal information must be open about how the information is used.
Our Chief Constable is registered with the lnformation Commissioner as a 'data controller'. The Chief Constable is obliged to ensure that West Midlands Police handles all personal information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.