Why should I delete my data from online news publications?
Whilst they offer easy access to global news information, online news publications gather and store your personal details like your browsing activity and financial information.
What's more is that they share this data with third parties who want to target you more strategically.
Mainly, because what happens to your data should be up to you.
What information do online news publishers like Daily Mail Online and The Guardian typically store?
When you interact with their websites, like most organisations they collect:
- IP address
- Geolocation data
- Browsing history
- Device and browser type, device ID
But, some go much further.
Personal data that online newspapers like The Telegraph collect about individuals who register:
- Name, date of birth, email address, postal address, phone number, mobile number
- Financial details and payment information (cards you use for subscription payments etc.)
- Website and app usage
- GPS data
- Residential or billing address
- Social media data (if you've signed in with a social media account)
- Photograph (if you add one to your profile page)
A deletion request is a written request that you send to a company asking for them to remove your personal information from their records. It's your right to decide what happens to your data under GDPR law.
How do I tell online news publications to delete my personal data?
The easiest way to delete your information is by sending a deletion request through Rightly.
- Get started above to select publication(s)
- Enter your basic details for identification purposes
- Send your deletion request
They should confirm your data has been deleted within 30 days. Remember, a deletion request demands that they delete all of your data, including your membership details. This may also include any subscriptions.
How long until an online publication responds to my request?
After the political party has received your request, they have to reply in full within 30 days, or give a valid reason for asking for an extension. If this happens, our support team is here to help!
What if they don't reply?
Don't worry, they have to follow your wishes thanks to your ‘right to erasure’ under GDPR law. GDPR applies in the UK and EU.
What if I’m not sure if they have my data?
You can still ask them. If they don’t have it, they have to let you know.
What if I’ve said they can use it in the past?
If you agreed to an organisation using your data but you’ve changed your mind, don’t worry! You can still ask them to delete your data.
We’re free because our mission is to make data fairer, for everyone.
We don't use consumer data for commercial purposes, which means we'll never, ever sell your data. It also means that there are no adverts or hidden costs.
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