ARCO or Habeas Data Rights
(Rights of Access, Rectification, Cancellation and Objection to Personal Data)
What are ARCO rights?
ARCO rights (rights of access, rectification, cancellation and objection) are a set of rights that are established in Organic Law 15/1999 on the Protection of Personal Data (LOPD), and which guarantee users control their personal information.
Which rights do ARCO rights refer to?
Right of Access
The Right of Access recognises the authority conferred to citizens to defend their privacy by controlling the use that is made of their personal data. This right is governed by Title III of the LOPD (Article 15) and Title III of Royal Decree 1720/2007 (Articles 23 to 26 and Articles 27 to 30).
Rights of Rectification and Cancellation
The rights of Rectification and Cancellation are governed by Article 16 of the LOPD and Articles 31 to 33 of Royal Decree 1720/2007. Should a citizen’s personal data be incomplete, inexact, excessive or inadequate, the citizen may contact the file manager and request the rectification or cancellation of the data in question.
Right of Objection
The Right of Objection is governed by Articles 35 to 36 of the LOPD (Royal Decree 1720/2007), and is the right every person has to contact the file manager to request that the processing of their personal data is not carried out without their consent for advertising or canvassing.
Click this link to exercise your ARCO rights (Access, Rectification, Cancellation and Objection) regarding your personal data.