Consumer Rights Under GDPR

By Daniel Hamblett

As well as putting new obligations on the companies and organisations collecting personal data, the GDPR also gives individuals a lot more power to access the information that’s held about them. When someone asks an organisation for their data, the organisation must provide the information within one month. Any EU Citizen will have the right to get confirmation that an organisation has information about them and to have access to this information. A consumer also has the “right to be forgotten” and ask the organisation to permanently delete all data that is held about them if they withdraw consent for their data to be used and there is no legitimate interest for processing that data.

Overall the GDPR provides the following rights for individual EU Citizens:

  1. The right to be informed how Personal Data is processed
  2. The right of access to their Personal Data
  3. The right to rectification
  4. The right to erasure
  5. The right to restrict processing
  6. The right to data portability
  7. The right to object
  8. Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.

Click here to see what these rights mean in practice and how Fatsoma helps you fulfil your obligations in each of these circumstances (

HOW FATSOMA HELPS – if one of your customers asks you what data you hold about them we will provide you with all the information held about that individual on our systems. Please email us at referencing “GDPR request” in the email heading and we will get back to you as soon as possible.