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How it works
Select the companies who no longer need your data.
Send your request
This request uses your data rights, so companies have to respond.
Response in one month
Most companies will delete instantly, some might ask for extra info.
Did you know?
Up to 88%
of UK companies have suffered breaches in the last 12 months
of UK organisations say that they lost customers after a data breach
At least 6%
of UK adults had experienced attempted identity theft in the last few years
Why should I protect my identity online?
Stop ‘hackers’ hijacking your information
Purging your information from all possible records minimises the ability of hackers to find your information
Minimise becoming a ‘phishing’ victim
The UK suffers 20% more email phishing attempts than the global average
Stop credit score damage
If your identity is stolen, you can lose money and experience difficulty with financial applications for loans or mortgages.
Reduce your financial risk
An identity thief can use your personal details to pretend to be ‘you’ and take out credit cards, draw money from personal accounts or claim benefits in your name.
Protect your identity
It's quick and easy. You can submit to all your chosen companies in one go.
How do I protect myself from identity theft?
How do I spot if someone has stolen my online identity?
According to the ICO, there are a number of signs that indicate your identity may have been stolen.
- You've recently misplaced or had important documents stolen, like your driving license or passport.
- Your bank statements or utility bills don't arrive in the post.
- There are transactions that you don't remember carrying out on your bank statement.
- You're refused a loan, credit cards or financial services despite having a good credit rating.
- You receive letters in the post in your name from lawyers or debt collectors, for debts that aren't yours.
What can I do if I'm a victim of identity theft?
- Contact your bank or building society immediately.
- Issue a notice of correction with credit reference agencies, including TransUnion, Equifax and Experian.
- Report the incident to Action Fraud.
Our mission is to put you in control of your personal online data and how businesses use it.
In the future, we may charge for additional features. But we promise everything here today will still be free tomorrow!
Why should I use Rightly to send a request?
Nowadays, we all feed the world’s data-engines with massive amounts of information about ourselves in a wide variety of forms. We speak our minds, share our thoughts, feelings and moments of joy and sadness with a watching, thirsty, inquisitive world.
We’re becoming a transparent society of record such that documentation of our digital lives is increasingly accessible, but awareness and genuine control of all the data and consent on your part is lacking.
Through Rightly, you can protect your identity. Our service puts you back in control, where personal identity is valued and respected. Better still, Rightly is the only platform that lets you do this for free: no hidden costs, subscriptions or data sharing.
After the companies have received your request, they have to reply in full within 30 days, or give a valid reason for asking for an extension. However, we're glad to say that most companies normally reply within a week.
Your responses from companies are likely to come directly into your inbox. We don't mind when this happens, as long as you're happy with how your request has been handled and have everything you need.
If you have any questions, or have any difficulty at all with how companies respond, our friendly support team is here to help!
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, and gives you a whole range of data rights. At Rightly, we help you use these for free.
Companies will contact you after they receive your request. This is because your request simply connects you to all of the companies you select. After that, they'll take it from there and link you to their own forms and processes for you to fill out. Only your name and email address is required to send these requests, but companies will likely ask you for much more information to identify you, like your ID.
They should confirm your data has been deleted within a month. Remember, a deletion request demands that they delete all of your data, including your account details.
There are many different types of personal data, but here are some that are commonly held:
- Name, address and contact details
- Bank and insurance details
- IP Address & Cookie identifiers
- Marital status and number of children
- Political opinions and affiliations
The above can be used to build an accurate picture of who you are, culminating in a clear identity.
If you're unsure, you can still ask them. Even if they tell you they don’t have it, you're making yourself safer online by knowing where your data is.
Send your request in under two minutes
It's simple and completely free