It’s actually the Right to Erasure, but is often referred to as the ‘right to be forgotten’.
Simply put, the Right to Erasure means individuals will have a right to have their Personal Data erased, as if it never existed, so long as there are no legitimate reasons for an organisation keeping it.
For instance, if your organisation Processes Personal Data on customers based on their Consent, then their data will have to be erased if they withdraw such Consent, or request that the data be erased.
Where can I find out more information about the GDPR Right to be Forgotten?
The Jaz'ing Up GDPR! book covers the GDPR Right to be Forgotten 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 the GDPR Right to be Forgotten.
- 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.