In short, the GDPR provides EU-based companies and companies that collect data of EU citizens with seven fundamental rights over their data. Two of these rights are especially important: 1) The right of access, which gives users the right to ask companies for a copy of their data, and 2) The right to be forgotten, where a user can request to erase their data from a company if they want to.

An EU user or a company that has an establishment in the EU has to apply to GDPR, the European privacy regulation. According to GDPR, a company has 30 days to comply with your request. These 30 days restart if and when the company asks a user to identify further.

Despite GDPR being one of the most talked-about data privacy regulations, many more countries have similar regulations. Read about them on our blog in the collection "Regulations." :)

As the GDPR is still in its early days and is changing continuously, there are cases where other legal requirements overrule privacy laws, for example, in some cases in the banking industry. This is why it's essential to keep in mind that the right to delete your data is not absolute.

Check out this blog article to learn more about these rights: You Have The Right To Speak Up. Anything You Do Can and Will Be Used - Online.

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