Exercise your rights!

Have you ever wondered if your data is well protected or who knows what about you, and why?
Have you ever wanted to do ensure privacy of your data, but didn’t know how to claim your digital rights?
Continue reading to find out how noyb’s Exercise Your Rights series will help you with that!


Despite the GDPR entering into force, many private and public entities continue to violate your privacy day to day. Often times you do not even notice it happening. Luckily the GDPR gives you the tools to defend you and your digital rights against such abusive practices!

However, making data protection a reality takes time - this is a marathon, not a sprint. The GDPR provides you with tools to engage in this race instead of being a bystander, noyb is there to help you use these tools and Exercise Your Rights!

We will not only cover your digital rights one by one in this series but also explain step by step how you as an individual can enforce them. No legal jargon or unnecessarily complicated language, only practical, real and actionable steps anybody can take to enforce their rights.

None of this requires any previous legal experience, however, like for any long-distance race, some warming up may be useful. That’s why we recommend reading how to “Access your data” first.

Ready? Let's start with one of the rights listed below!

Right of access - Access your data!

Right to withdraw consent - Withdraw your consent!

Right to object - Object to the processing of your data!

Right to rectification - Correct your data!

Right to erasure - Have your data deleted!

Right to data portability - Transfer your data!

Right to restriction of processing - Restrict processing!

Automated individual decision-making - Be protected from Automated Decision Making!

Right to lodge a complaint - Complain to your DPA!