Media enquiries

Privacy Notice

When journalists provide Hampshire County Council with information as part of a media enquiry, the Authority holds this information for the purposes of responding to those journalists’ enquiries.

We will use the information for understanding a journalist’s enquiry in detail, in order to provide the news media with accurate responses to their questions. The legal basis for our use of this information is public task.

Where special category data is provided by journalists, this is processed on the basis of substantial public interest and the statutory purposes condition.

We may share this information with our third party processor, in order to process the enquiry and respond to it in a timely way.

We will keep any information provided to us by journalists for seven years.

You have some legal rights in respect of the personal information we collect from you. Please see our Data Protection page for further details.

You can contact the County Council’s Data Protection Officer by email [email protected].

If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using any personal data given to us by journalists, you should raise your concern with us in the first instance, email [email protected], or directly with the Information Commissioner’s Office.