We live in a data-driven world. Almost every transaction and interaction you have with most organisations involves you sharing personal data, such as your name, address and birth date. You share data online too, every time you visit a website, search for or buy something, use social media or send an email.
Sharing data helps make life easier, more convenient and connected. But your data is your data. It belongs to you so it’s important your data is used only in ways you would reasonably expect, and that it stays safe. Data protection law makes sure everyone’s data is used properly and legally.
Your right to make a data protection complaint
Tell an organisation if you’re concerned about how they are using your data.
An organisation must inform you if it is using your personal data.
Your right to get copies of your data
You have the right to find out if an organisation is using or storing your personal data.
Your right to get your data corrected
You can challenge the accuracy of personal data held about you by an organisation.
Your right to get your data deleted
You can ask an organisation to delete personal data that it holds about you.
Your right to limit how organisations use your data
You can limit the way an organisation uses your personal data.
Your right to data portability
You have the right to get your personal data from an organisation in a way that is accessible .
The right to object to the use of your data
You have the right to object to the processing or use of your personal data in some circumstances.