Question: When must a firm delete personal data?

The organisation has a legal obligation to erase your data. This applies when its no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was originally collected or processed. The data was collected from you as a child for an online service, such as social media or a gaming app.

How long can a firm hold personal data?

The UK GDPR does not dictate how long you should keep personal data. It is up to you to justify this, based on your purposes for processing. You are in the best position to judge how long you need it.

Do companies have to delete your data if you ask?

Answer. Yes, you can ask for your personal data to be deleted when, for example, the data the company holds on you is no longer needed or when your data has been used unlawfully. In specific circumstances, you may ask companies that have made your personal data available online to delete it.

How long do you have to delete data under GDPR?

Under Article 12.3 of the GDPR, you have 30 days to provide information on the action your organization will decide to take on a legitimate erasure request. This timeframe can be extended up to 60 days depending on the complexity of the request.

What qualifies as sensitive data?

Answer. The following personal data is considered sensitive and is subject to specific processing conditions: personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs; health-related data; data concerning a persons sex life or sexual orientation.

How long can you hold customer data?

As per the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), any personal data must not be kept any longer than it is necessary for the purpose for which the personal data is processed. This further means there is a time limit on how long customers data can be kept intact. Though there is no specified time limit.

When can you refuse to delete personal data?

The organisation can refuse to erase your data in the following circumstances: When keeping your data is necessary for establishing, exercising or defending legal claims. When erasing your data would prejudice scientific or historical research, or archiving that is in the public interest.

What are the three types of sensitive data?

Typically, there are three main types of sensitive data that hackers (including insiders) tend to exploit, and they are : personal Information, business Information, and classified information.

What are examples of sensitive data?

What personal data is considered sensitive?personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs;trade-union membership;genetic data, biometric data processed solely to identify a human being;health-related data;More items

What is acceptable as evidence of consent?

Consent is defined in Article 4(11) as: “any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subjects wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her”.

What is GDPR compliance checklist?

GDPR compliance requires that companies who process or handle personal data and have more than 10-15 employees must appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO). A DPO will help with the maintenance and regular monitoring of data subjects as well as the processing of special categories of data on a large scale.

What is not considered personal information?

Non-PII data, is simply data that is anonymous. This data can not be used to distinguish or trace an individuals identity such as their name, social security number, date and place of birth, bio-metric records etc.

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