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Data Protection Compliance in the UK, Second Edition by Jenna Clarke, Rosemary Jay

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CHAPTER 4: WHAT ARE THE RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS?

The DPA provides individuals with some important rights. These are:

• the right of subject access;

• the right to object to direct marketing;

• the right to object to processing in some circumstances;

• the right to object to automated decision making;

• the right to rectification of inaccurate data; and

• the right to compensation.

In addition, under the PECR, data subjects can decide to register on the Telephone Preference Service (TPS).11

Subject access

If a data subject makes a written application to a data controller, he or she is entitled to be told whether the controller has any personal data about that individual; and if so, to receive a description of the information held and an explanation ...

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