The ICO has expanded its GDPR guidance in relation to the right of access and the right to object to processing.

right of access

Right of access guidance

The expanded right of access guidance explains that:

  • Individuals have the right o access their personal data (commonly referred to as a subject access)
  • Individuals can make a subject access request verbally or in writing
  • You have one month to respond to a request
  • You cannot, in most circumstances, charge a fee to deal with a request.


Objecting to processing guidance

The expanded guidance explains that:

  • The GDPR gives individuals the right to object to the processing of their personal data in certain circumstances
  • Individuals have an absolute right to stop their data being used for direct marketing purposes
  • In other cases where the right to object applies you may be able to continue processing the data if you can show that you have a compelling reason for doing so
  • You must tell individuals about their right to object
  • Individuals can make an objecting verbally or in writing
  • You have one calendar month to respond to an objection.