GDPR Webinar: Legally Handling Individual Rights Requests


Complete I.T.’s GDPR webinar is taking place on Thursday 26th May 2022 at 1pm. Register here:

Do you know how to legally manage Individual Rights Requests?

If you have some idea but are not 100% clear on the answer to the above question or even if you simply need a refresher on how your business should handle these requests, then you should sign up to our GDPR webinar via the above link.

What are individuals’ rights?

Individuals have the right to be informed about the collection and use of their personal data. The UK and EU GDPR gives individuals eight rights relating to their personal data:

    1. Right of Access by the Data Subject

    2. Right to Rectification

    3. Right to Data Portability

    4. Right to Restrict Processing

    5. Right not to be subjected to Automated Decision Making

    6. Right to Object

    7. Right to Erasure

    8. Right to be Informed

Organisations must let individuals know how they can exercise these eight rights, as well as ensuring they deal with any requests received within a specified time frame.

Knowledge of these rights is becoming increasingly important, as there are now third-party companies operating business-models which enable people (aka data subjects) to make these requests.

Why it’s so Important

If someone is unhappy with any steps of the process relating to their personal data, the information provided (or lack of) or anything else in general around their request, they can then escalate this by complaining to the Information Commissions Office (ICO) who will get in touch with the Data Controller on their behalf. This could lead into your organisation being issued an enforcement notice and a monetary penalty notice.

Learn more in our GDPR Webinar

In our webinar this May, Matt Riley - Quality and Compliance Director at Complete I.T. & Data Protection Lead at Sharp, will cover the two most frequently seen Individual Rights – the Right to Access (known as a Subject Access Request) and the Right to Erasure (known as the Right to be Forgotten).

Matt will discuss businesses' legal requirements to respond to these requests, the steps you should take, the documentation you should undertake and what tools are available to help you. There will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions towards the end of the webinar.

For more info about this webinar or to find out how we can help support your organisation, email us here: