Which rights do individuals have under the GDPR?

There are 8 fundamental rights for a data subject under the GDPR. These are:

  1. The right for information – organizations need to be completely transparent about the way they process personal data.
  2. The right of access – Data subjects have the right to know which data about them is kept and how this data is processed.
  3. The right to rectification – Data subjects have the right to have their personal data changed if this data is wrong or incomplete.
  4. The right to be forgotten – This is the right to have personal data deleted without needing to give a particular reason.
  5. The right to restriction of processing – This is the right to block or limit the processing of personal data.
  6. The right on portability of data – This right makes it possible for a data subject to obtain his personal data and to transfer this information to another data controller.
  7. The right to objection – In certain circumstances the data subjects have the right to object the processing of their personal data, for example when personal data is processed for direct marketing.
  8. The right to object to automated decision-making – The GDPR has set up certain mechanisms to protect data subjects against the risk that potential negative decisions are made without human intervention.


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