User Right

User Rights correspond to the rights granted to data subjects who live in a state or country that has passed a data privacy law. Subjects or end-users must typically take some action, such as submitting a privacy request, to exercise their data rights.

Privacy laws give certain data rights to consumers. Some of the main rights that these laws have in common are: 

  • The right of access (or right to know): The right of a user to find out what personal data a company holds on them and to receive a copy of the data held.
  • The right of deletion: The right of a user to erase the personal information that a company has collected from them.
  • The right to opt-out: The right of a data subject to withdraw their consent to the processing of their personal information (e.g., a request to “do not sell” my personal data).