Data protection

Data Protection legislation requires organisations, businesses and the government to keep your personal information secure and to only use it in accordance with the data protection principles

Privacy Notices

We ensure that any personal information used by us or given to us is treated in accordance with data protection legislation.

For further information on how we handle personal information and your data rights, see our general and service specific privacy notices.

Data Protection Policy

For further information on the County Council's responsibilities for Data Protection, how it complies with Data Protection principles, retention and data security, please read the County Council's Data Protection Policy

Appropriate Policy Documents

For more information on our processing of special category data and criminal offence data, please read our Schedule 1, Part 4 of the Data Protection Act 2018 Appropriate Policy Document.

For more information on our processing of sensitive personal data for law enforcement purposes, please read our Law Enforcement Processing Appropriate Policy Document.

For more information on the processing of special category data and criminal offence data by our Elected Members, please read our Members Appropriate Policy document.

Data Protection Officer

If you have any queries or concerns about how we are handling your information or if you would like to exercise your rights as described above, please contact the Council’s Data Protection Officer at


Hampshire County Council collects and uses personal information and is registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner's Office. Its registration number is Z7534309.

View Hampshire County Council’s entry in the Data Protection Register

The Information Commissioner's Office

The Information Commissioner gives advice and guidance to anyone who wishes to find out more about data protection.

If you believe that your personal information is not being handled correctly and you have not received a suitable response from the County Council, you can complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.