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The Right to Object

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you have a number of rights regarding the way in which we are allowed to process your personal data.

What is the Right to Object?

GDPR 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 (what the ICO calls a public task) or;
  • 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 a request

An Information Rights Request under GDPR may be submitted in either of the following ways:

  • By submitting the online form under Apply for This Service below. 
  • By writing to Information Governance, Mendip District Council, Council Offices, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BT

You must include your full name, a return address and a details of the information that you are requesting. Mendip District Council has a duty to verify the identity of requesters, and consequently you may be asked to provide proof of your identity.