Request to data user
You have the right to request the data user to provide you with the information regarding your data processing. Please be specific as to what kind of information you are expecting to obtain.
Appeal to Data State Inspectorate
If a data user has refused to provide you with the requested information, you have the right to complain to the Data State Inspectorate. In your application, you should indicate:
- the kind of action you expect from the data user
- if possible, the relevant provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation which have been violated
- arguments as to why the data user should have fulfilled your request
- and include relevant documents that substantiate your opinion, if there are any
The Data State Inspectorate will assess whether the data user has acted lawfully and, if necessary, may order the data user to disclose the information you have requested.
Appeal to Administrative court
If you are not satisfied with the decision taken by the Data State Inspectorate, you can challenge the decision in the Administrative court and in addition, ask for compensation due to the refusal of the Data State Inspectorate. You can learn more about how to prepare your application in the Administrative Procedure Law.
The Administrative court will assess whether the data user has acted lawfully and, if necessary, may oblige the Data State Inspectorate to order the data user to disclose the information you have requested. The court may also order compensation if you have requested it.
Articles 23-24, 26-27
Articles 184, 186 – 189
Applicable as of 25 May 2018
Joint publication by the the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights and the Council of Europe