Art. 16 GDPR Right to rectification (and to have your name spelled correctly)

The Court of Appeal of Brussels held that data subjects have the right under Article 16 GDPR for their name to be spelled correctly when processed by a bank’s computer systems.

Specifically his name which contained an acute accent: é was spelled as a normal e. The bank spells the name in all uppercase, and its system couldn’t handle that character in uppercase. Like so: E instead of É.

I thought that I’d share this decision as my own surname contains two letters in uppercase which many systems can’t handle. Also a good reminder that data protection is much more than just privacy.

I will join that decisions to all those that call me Marie-Anne, Anne-Laure or something else…


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