General Data Protection Regulation

Basingstoke and Deane has strict policies on data protection and we're proud of our track record.

On 1 January 2021 GDPR was replaced by the UK General Data Protection Regulations (UK GDPR).

Personal data

Personal data is anything which can identify a living person, either directly or indirectly, and includes identification numbers, location data and an online identifier.

How the UK GDPR affects you

The UK GDPR ensures that any personal data the council holds must be:

  • Processed fairly, lawfully and in a transparent manner.
  • Collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes.
  • Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary.
  • Accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date.
  • Kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purpose for which it is being processed.
  • Kept secure.

For further information in relation to UK GDPR please visit the ICO website.

Data Protection Act 2018

The Data Protection Act 2018 sets out the data protection framework in the UK, alongside the UK GDPR. It specifically covers exemptions to the UK GDPR and the processing of personal data for law enforcement purposes.

The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) outlines the requirement for an Appropriate Policy Document (APD) to be in place when processing special category and criminal offence data under certain specified conditions. The council's APD can be found with our privacy statement.

Your rights

You have certain rights relating to the personal information we hold about you which are outlined below. None of these are absolute and are subject to various exceptions and limitations. You can exercise these rights at any time by contacting us using the contact details below. Your rights are:

  • Right to be informed
  • Right of access
  • Right of rectification or erasure
  • Right of erasure
  • Right to portability
  • Right to object
  • Right to withdraw consent
  • Right of complaint
  • Right to opt-out of marketing communications

If you wish to ask us anything about data protection, ask for a copy of your data or you have a complaint about how we have used or looked after your data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer at:

Data Protection Officer
Civic Offices
London Road
RG21 4AH


If you are not happy with the handling of your personal data

You have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). You can find out more by visiting the ICO’s website.

For more information on how we collect, use and keep your personal information, please take a look at our privacy statement.

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