The other day you were consulting an online service offered by your mobile provider, surprisingly you found out - while surfing around on your profile -that your home address information, as kept by the provider, was inaccurate.


1::Right to be forgotten
1::Right to erasure
3::Right to rectification

This is not the correct answer unfortunately (note that the right to be forgotten coincides with the right to erasure). The correct answer is the right of rectification which is the right to obtain from the data controller the rectification without undue delay of inaccurate personal data. The right of rectification, which is an essential complement to the right of access, is addressed in the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (the Regulation entered into force on 24 May 2016, and shall apply from 25 May 2018; it is available here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/reform/files/regulation_oj_en.pdf).

 

Note also that, according to the European Data Protection Supervisor “To exercise the right of rectification, the data subject usually has to write to the controller of the processing operation. By way of illustration, if you need to change your personal address or if you find that information about you is inaccurate, you should exercise your right of rectification by contacting the controller who holds these data”. See for this definition of the right to rectification here: https://secure.edps.europa.eu/EDPSWEB/edps/site/mySite/pid/86#regulation

 

This is not the correct answer unfortunately (note that the right to erasure coincides with the right to be forgotten). The correct answer is the right of rectification which is the right to obtain from the data controller the rectification without undue delay of inaccurate personal data. The right of rectification, which is an essential complement to the right of access, is addressed in the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (the Regulation entered into force on 24 May 2016, and shall apply from 25 May 2018; it is available here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/reform/files/regulation_oj_en.pdf).

 

Note also that, according to the European Data Protection Supervisor “To exercise the right of rectification, the data subject usually has to write to the controller of the processing operation. By way of illustration, if you need to change your personal address or if you find that information about you is inaccurate, you should exercise your right of rectification by contacting the controller who holds these data”. See for this definition of the right to rectification here: https://secure.edps.europa.eu/EDPSWEB/edps/site/mySite/pid/86#regulation

 

This is indeed the correct answer in the context of the scenario. The right of rectification is the right to obtain from the data controller the rectification without undue delay of inaccurate personal data. The right of rectification, which is an essential complement to the right of access, is addressed in the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (the Regulation entered into force on 24 May 2016, and shall apply from 25 May 2018; it is available here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/reform/files/regulation_oj_en.pdf).

 

Note also that, according to the European Data Protection Supervisor “To exercise the right of rectification, the data subject usually has to write to the controller of the processing operation. By way of illustration, if you need to change your personal address or if you find that information about you is inaccurate, you should exercise your right of rectification by contacting the controller who holds these data”. See for this definition of the right to rectification here: https://secure.edps.europa.eu/EDPSWEB/edps/site/mySite/pid/86#regulation

 


In such a case – i.e. where your personal data is incorrect - you have the right to ask the data controller (e.g. the service provider) to change the data so that they are correct.

 

This specific right is called….