Legal Glossary

Definition of Right to Deletion

The Right to Deletion (or “Right to Be Forgotten”) is a data protection law that gives individuals the right to request their personal data be erased and removed from a website.

This law applies when the data is no longer necessary for the purpose it was collected, if the individual withdraws their consent or if the individual objects to the processing of their data.

Data controllers must respond to these requests within one month and erase or anonymize any personal data they hold upon request, unless there is an overriding legitimate interest in keeping that data.

The Right to Deletion provides individuals with the control and autonomy over their personal data, ensuring it is not collected or processed illegally.

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