The Right to Erasure also known as the ‘Right to be Forgotten’, is a new right being introduced to individuals under the GDPR. The underlying principle of this right is that when there is no compelling reason for their data to be processed, the data subject can:
The Right to Erasure isn’t always applicable, with companies only needing to comply under certain circumstances. Individuals have the right to have their data erased and stopped processing:
To consumers, this greatly increases the control they have over the distribution and expiration of their personal data compared to the previous Data Protection Act. Where previously they had to prove the processing was causing damage or distress, they now need to only fit into any of the above circumstances.
For organisations, there are several implications. The change increases their need for the ability to be able to:
In this simple guide we explore what an effective SCV can achieve as well as the cost of failing to implement one in order to help you build a culture that continually fosters an SCV.