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

General Privacy Notice

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

When we collect information about you, we will tell you why we are collecting it and what we are using it for in a separate privacy notice. We will only use your information in accordance with that privacy notice.

You may request information that we hold about you.  For details about how to make a request for your own information, view the Contact the Council page.

You also have the following rights regarding our use of your information.  This may delay or prevent us delivering a service to you.  These rights are not absolute and in some situations we will not be able to comply with your request. The right marked with an asterisk will only apply from 25 May 2018 when the General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect.

You may:-

Ask us to stop using your information for the purposes of direct marketing

*Object to decisions being made about you for the purposes of profiling .  You will be told at the point of collection  if your personal information will be used for this purpose and how it will be used.

Ask us to rectify inaccurate information we hold about you

Ask us to restrict our use of your personal information

Ask us to erase your personal data

When we use your personal information on the basis of your consent you will also have the right to withdraw your consent to our use of your personal information at any time.  In some circumstances, this may mean that you will no longer able to receive the service for which the personal information was collected.

Website Privacy Notice

We also have a website privacy notice which tells you how we use the personal information you have provided to us through our website.

View Hampshire County Council's Website Privacy Notice

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,


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.