Many institutions and businesses have detailed information about us. The use of personal data in our lives is very widespread. For example, when we provide a personal identification number, information on our permanent residence, register a car, open a current account with a bank, pay for utilities, and so on.
Problems can arise from incorrectly entered or outdated information. Errors in data entry, correction, processing, or storage can lead to incorrect payment calculations, denial of benefits or credit, and may even attract the attention of law enforcement without merit.
Personal data is becoming increasingly valuable. Therefore, before you provide information about yourself to an organization or institution, ascertain whether all the requested information is truly necessary. Perhaps you can avoid disclosing certain details. Find out the intended purpose for processing your data. Keep in mind that your data can only be used for direct marketing or similar activities with your explicit permission. Don't hesitate to request the cessation of unsolicited or unwanted marketing materials sent to you
The General Data Protection Regulation establishes the right to access all information collected about you in any personal data processing system, unless such access is prohibited by law. You have the right to request the supplementation, rectification, discontinuation, or destruction of your personal data if it is incomplete, outdated, inaccurate, unlawfully obtained, or no longer necessary for the intended purpose of collection. If you can demonstrate that personal data within the processing system is incomplete, outdated, inaccurate, unlawfully obtained, or no longer necessary for the intended purpose, the controller is obligated to promptly rectify these deficiencies or irregularities and inform individuals who previously received your data
The General data Protection Regulation States that you are also entitled to request the following information:
- the name and address of the controller;
- the purpose, scope and type of processing of personal data;
- the date of last rectification of the personal data of the data subject
- source of personal data, unless the law prohibits the disclosure of such information;
- processing methods used in automated processing systems, the application of which is subject to individual automated decisions.
The Data State Inspectorate is responsible for ensuring compliance with data protection regulations for individuals in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation and the Law on the Processing of Personal Data. If you believe that the processing of your personal data is inadequate or unlawful and you are unable to resolve the issue on your own, please contact nspectorate