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.