Rights of the Data Subject

A Right of Subject Access
A data subject has a right to be supplied by a data controller with the personal data held about him or her. The data controller can charge for this (usually around £10 pounds).
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A Right of Correction
A data subject may force a data controller to correct any mistakes in the data held about them.
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A Right to Prevent Distress
A data subject may prevent the use of information if it would be likely to cause them distress.
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A Right to Prevent Direct Marketing
A data subject may stop their data being used in attempts to sell them things (eg by junk mail or cold calling.)
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A Right to Prevent Automatic Decisions
A data subject may specify that they do not want a data user to make "automated" decisions about them where, through points scoring, a computer decides on, for example, a loan application.
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A Right of Complaint to the Information Commissioner
A data subject can ask for the use of their personal data to be reviewed by the Information Commissioner who can enforce a ruling using the DPA. The Commissioner may inspect a controller's computers to help in the investigation.
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A Right to Compensation
The data subject is entitled to use the law to get compensation for damage caused ("damages") if personal data about them is inaccurate, lost, or disclosed.
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Card 2

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A data subject may force a data controller to correct any mistakes in the data held about them.

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A Right of Correction

Card 3

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A data subject may prevent the use of information if it would be likely to cause them distress.

Back

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Card 4

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A data subject may stop their data being used in attempts to sell them things (eg by junk mail or cold calling.)

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

A data subject may specify that they do not want a data user to make "automated" decisions about them where, through points scoring, a computer decides on, for example, a loan application.

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Preview of the back of card 5
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