Right to erasure policy and procedure
When 'Article 17: The right to erasure' does not apply
The right to erasure does not apply if processing is necessary for one of the following reasons:
- to exercise the right and freedom of expression and information to comply with a legal obligation; this could include financial records or contracts that are required to be retained for a specific purpose or time period
- for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority;
- for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific research, historical research or statistical purposes where erasure is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of that processing; or
- for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.