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Explore the eight fundamental rights granted to individuals under GDPR UK and how they protect your personal data and privacy.

The Right to Be Informed

As individuals, we have the fundamental right to be informed about how our personal data is being used. This means organisations must provide transparent information about the collection, use, and sharing of our data. This principle ensures we stay in control and understand the implications of our data being processed.

The Right of Access

The right of access allows individuals to obtain confirmation of whether their personal data is being processed and, if so, access that data. This right ensures transparency and enables us to verify the lawfulness of the processing.

The Right to Rectification

If our personal data is inaccurate or incomplete, we have the right to rectification. This means we can request corrections, ensuring the data held about us is accurate and up-to-date.

The Right to Erasure

Also Known as the 'Right to Be Forgotten'

The right to erasure, or 'right to be forgotten', allows us to request the deletion of our personal data. This right is particularly relevant if the data is no longer necessary for the purposes it was collected for, or if we withdraw consent. However, it is not an absolute right, and there are certain conditions where it may not apply.

The Right to Restrict Processing

Under specific circumstances, individuals have the right to restrict the processing of their personal data. This means that while the data may be stored, it cannot be used. This right can be exercised if the data is inaccurate, or if the processing is unlawful, among other reasons.

The Right to Data Portability

The right to data portability allows individuals to obtain and reuse their personal data for their own purposes across different services. This right provides the ability to move, copy, or transfer data easily from one IT environment to another in a safe and secure manner.

The Right to Object

Individuals have the right to object to the processing of their personal data in certain situations, such as direct marketing. This right means that individuals can request a stop to the processing, unless there are compelling legitimate grounds that override the interests, rights, and freedoms of the individual.

Rights in Relation to Automated Decision Making and Profiling

The rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling safeguard individuals against the potential consequences of decisions made solely through automated processes. This right ensures that we can request human intervention, express our point of view, and contest decisions that significantly affect us.

Summary of GDPR Rights
Right Description
Right to Be Informed Transparency about data collection, usage, and sharing.
Right of Access Access to personal data and confirmation of processing.
Right to Rectification Correction of inaccurate or incomplete data.
Right to Erasure Deletion of data when it's no longer necessary or consent is withdrawn.
Right to Restrict Processing Restriction on data usage under specific circumstances.
Right to Data Portability Movement, copying, or transferring of data across different services.
Right to Object Objection to data processing in certain situations, such as direct marketing.
Rights in Relation to Automated Decision Making and Profiling Protection against decisions made solely through automated processes.

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