The right to rectification

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Understanding Right to Rectification


The individual’s right to rectification ensures accuracy in personal data processing.

Request Process

Submission: Individuals can request correction or completion of inaccurate personal data verbally or in writing.

Response Time: Organisations must respond within one calendar month.

Policy Duration: Consider implementing a 28-day policy to cover requests received in any calendar month.

Verification and Response

Identity Verification: Verify the identity and accuracy of data before processing the request.

Notification: If data is accurate, notify the individual and explain the decision. Inform them of their right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office or other supervisory authority.

Organisational Policy

Policy Establishment: Develop and implement a policy for handling and recording rectification requests.