You can ask for your personal data to be erased or its use restricted. The right does not apply to all your personal information and there might be occasions when your request is not fulfilled. The right to erasure is sometimes known as the ‘right to be forgotten’.

Restricting your data means asking for it not to be used for specific purposes. It is closed linked to your rights under the Data Protection Act to challenge the accuracy of your data  and to object to its use.  

The right only applied to data held at the time the request is received, it does not apply to data that may be created in the future.

More information on ‘right to be forgotten’ can be found on the Information Commissioner’s Officer website here: Your right to get your data deleted