What are my rights under GDPR?
As a European citizen or resident you have rights according to the General Data Protection Regulation.
Every company or organisation needs to have a person, a Data Protection Officer, who you can contact directly to ask for your rights. If the Data Protection Officer does not respond to your request you can complain to the Data Protection Agency. Here is a list of the Data Protection Agencies.
Own has made the process of asking for your rights or making a complaint as easy as the click of a button.
Companies need to tell you what data they collect from you, where they got it from, what they do with that data, and why.
The Bare Essentials.
Companies can only ask you for the data they need to provide you with the service they offer you. No more. You can ask to restrict processing of your data to the minimum needed for the service they provide.
Your Permission. You can change your mind
Companies need your explicit permission. You can retract your permission and companies should make it as easy to stop giving permission as it is to start giving permission.
Find out who has what
You can request your actual data to be sent to you
Keep it human
You have the right not to be subject to decision making based solely on automated processing.
The Right to be Forgotten
You can request organisations to rectify your data or delete your data completely.
How do I Own it?
Request your digital rights from companies or make a complaint to the supervisory authority about a non-compliant company. Request and complaints can be made directly or you can submit them via the Own it button.
Discover your existing data trail. Once you make a request or a complaint, Own will process the paperwork for you and you will receive a report of the outcome. Find out how your virtual self is working for the physical you.
GDPR is a tool for you to own your data which only becomes useful if you use it. Own makes it easy, but it depends on you clicking that button.