Right to Erasure

Right To Erasure

The right to erasure is also known as ‘the right to be forgotten’. The broad principle underpinning this right is to enable you to request the deletion or removal of personal data where there is no compelling reason for its continued processing.


When does the right to erasure apply?


The right to erasure does not provide an absolute ‘right to be forgotten’. You have a right to have personal data erased and to prevent processing in specific circumstances:



Under the DPA, the right to erasure is limited to processing that causes unwarranted and substantial damage or distress. Under the GDPR, this threshold is not present. However, if the processing does cause damage or distress, this is likely to make the case for erasure stronger.


There are some specific circumstances where the right to erasure does not apply and you we may refuse to deal with a request.


We may refuse to comply with a request for erasure where the personal data is processed for the following reasons:


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When you request the erasure of your personal data it may not be possible to immediately remove it all:



If you wish to exercise your right to erasure please contact us;


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