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What rights do individuals have under the GDPR?

The GDPR strengthens Rights previously granted under the Data Protection Act, and also gives Data Subjects new rights, including:

New rights  for Data Subjects
  • the Right to be Informed – Organisations need to be clear on how they use Personal Data. Typically, this is done through a privacy notice
  • the Right of Access – Under the GDPR, individuals are entitled to know what information is held about them and how it’s Processed
  • the Right to Rectification – Individuals are entitled to have their Personal Data corrected if it’s inaccurate or incomplete
  • the Right to Erasure (also known as the right to be forgotten) – Individuals have the right to request the removal of Personal Data where there’s no compelling reason for its continued Processing
  • the Right to Restrict Processing – Individuals’ can block or suppress the Processing of their Personal Data
  • the Right to Data Portability – This allows individuals to transfer, or copy, their Personal Data from one IT environment to another, safely and securely
  • the Right to Object – Individuals have the right to object to the use of their Personal Information in certain circumstances. Your organisation must offer a way for individuals to object .
  • Rights in Relation to Automated Decision-Making and Profiling – In specific circumstances, individuals have the right not be the subject of a decision which has a legal bearing on them and which is based on automated processing

Where can I find out more information about {term}?

The Jaz'ing Up GDPR! book covers {term} in more detail in a fun and easy to understand way without all of the bureaucratic legalise that is common in all other books and discussions about the GDPR.

The book is full of cartoons and call outs to make it easier to grasp what GDPR is all about and is split into 3 main sections.

  • GDPR Nuts and Bolts explains everything you need to know about the GDPR and {term}.
  • Staff Toolbox that is designed for staff who work with personal data and need to get a grounding on the subject.
  • Your Rights as a Data Subject is written from the point of view of the individual person who is affected by the GDPR so that they know there rights and the types of things they will be asking for.

Find out more about the book here.

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