Your Data Subject Rights



CERN's legal framework grants data subjects different rights with regard to their personal data:

data subject rights

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These rights are:

  • Right to information
  • Right to access
  • Right to correction
  • Right to objection
  • Right to deletion
  • Right to suspension
  • Right to portability
  • Rights concerning automatic decision making and profiling

The rights are not always absolute, but may depend on specific conditions which are defined in the corresponding chapters of section VII "Rights of Data Subjects" of Operational Circular 11 and explained in the corresponding chapters.

When you submit a request, CERN has 90 calendar days to provide you with a reply.

The controlling service is in charge of handling your request, which must be promptly considered. The controlling service has to provide a substantive response either by taking the requested action or by providing an explanation for why the request cannot be accommodated.

Please note that the exercise of your rights may be refused in exceptional circumstances, which are detailed on the Exercise your Rights page.