Privacy notice

Privacy Notice for Government Communication Service mailing list for Media Monitoring Unit daily briefings.

This notice sets out how we will use your personal data, and your rights. It is made under Articles 13 and/or 14 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Your data

Purpose

The purpose for which we are processing your personal data is to send out daily briefing emails to subscribers.

The data

We will process the following personal data: your name, email address, employer, and email preferences.

Legal basis of processing

The legal basis for processing your personal data is it is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the data controller. In this case it is the Government Communication Service’s role in providing relevant and timely communications round ups to public sector communications staff.

Recipients

Your personal data will be shared by us with our IT supplier who provides mailing list management services.

Retention

Your personal data will be kept by us for as long as you are subscribed to the service. The subscription period lasts one year.

Your rights

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data.

You have the right to request information about how your personal data are processed, and to request a copy of that personal data.

You have the right to request that any inaccuracies in your personal data are rectified without delay.

You have the right to request that any incomplete personal data are completed, including by means of a supplementary statement.

You have the right to request that your personal data are erased if there is no longer a justification for them to be processed.

You have the right in certain circumstances (for example, where accuracy is contested) to request that the processing of your personal data is restricted.

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

International transfers

As your personal data is shared with our data processor who provides mailing list management services, it may be transferred and stored securely outside the European Union. Where that is the case it will be subject to equivalent legal protection through the supplier’s membership in the Privacy Shield Scheme.

Contact details

The data controller for your personal data is the Cabinet Office. The contact details for the data controller are:

Cabinet Office
70 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2AS
Tel: 0207 276 1234
Email: publiccorrespondence@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

The contact details for the data controller’s Data Protection Officer are:

Stephen Jones
Data Protection Officer
Cabinet Office
70 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2AS
Email: dpo@cabinetoffice.gov.uk.

The Data Protection Officer provides independent advice and monitoring of Cabinet Office’s use of personal information.

Complaints

If you consider that your personal data has been misused or mishandled, you may make a complaint to the Information Commissioner, who is an independent regulator. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF Tel: 0303 123 1113
Email: casework@ico.org.uk.

Any complaint to the Information Commissioner is without prejudice to your right to seek redress through the courts.

Date last modified: 6 January 2020