Where we are processing your data on the basis of performing a task carried out in the public interest or on the basis of a legitimate interest, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation.

We will stop processing your data unless;

  • There is a compelling, legitimate basis for the processing which overrides your interests, rights and freedoms
  • The processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims
  • Where the processing is for scientific, historical or statistical purposes in the public interest

If we stop processing your date and we have shared it with a third party organisation, we will inform them of this.

How do I request this?

You can make this request by completing this form, verbally or in writing using the contact details below:

You can write to us at the address below:

Data Protection Officer

East Devon District Council
Blackdown House
Border Road, Heathpark Industrial Estate
EX14 1EJ

You can email us at dataprotection@eastdevon.gov.uk  

You can phone us on 01395 517417

Is there a charge?

You will not be charged for exercising any of your rights unless your request is unfounded, excessive or repetitive in which case we may charge you a reasonable administration fee for the supply of information. Having been provided with any information, if you request further copies then this will be subject to a reasonable charge.

How long will it take?

We will provide information or process your request within one month of receiving a valid request. In some cases, if the request is particularly complex, we may not be able to respond within one month and would then contact you to explain this and that we need more time. In any case your request will be dealt with within 3 months.

Can my request be refused?

If your request is considered to be manifestly excessive, unfounded or repetitive, we may make a charge for provision of information or we may refuse to respond. In these cases we will always contact you to explain the reasons for this.

ID requirements

If the Council is not in a position to identify you then we may request further information to enable us to confirm identity. None of the rights are available unless we can confirm identity. 


If we are not able to comply with your request, we will explain to you why this is the case and you will have the right to complain.