Data protection and access to information

Your right to object

The UK General Data Protection Regulation gives you the right to object to the processing of your personal data. This effectively allows you to ask us to stop processing your personal data.

The right to object only applies in certain circumstances. Whether it applies depends on our purposes and lawful basis for processing.

When does the right to object apply?

You have the absolute right to object to the processing of your personal data if it is for direct marketing purposes.

You can also object if the processing is for:

  • a task carried out in the public interest, or the exercise of official authority vested in us. This is called a ‘public task’
  • our legitimate interests or those of a third party

In these circumstances the right to object is not absolute. If we are processing data for scientific or historical research, or statistical purposes, the right to object is more limited.

Submitting an objection

You can do this by emailing, calling 01252 622122 or writing to:

Hart District Council

Harlington Way


GU51 4AE

You must include your full name, address and details of the information that you are objecting to being processed. Hart District Council has a duty to verify the identity of applicants, and consequently you may be asked to confirm your identity.