How to obtain information regarding the use of your image?

Request to data user

You have the right to request the following information from the authority or person who possesses your image:

  • what kind of photos have been collected of you
  • to which person or institution they have been disclosed
  • what the purpose, legal basis and method of the processing of your image is

Read more about access to your personal data.

Appeal to Data State Inspectorate

If the authority or person has refused to provide you with the requested information, you have the right to appeal to the Data State Inspectorate.

In your application you should indicate:

  • the kind of action that you expect from the authority or person
  • the relevant provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation  which have been violated
  • arguments as to why the authority or person should have fulfilled your request
  • and include relevant documents that substantiate your opinion, if there are any

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 and other requirements too 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 provide access to information regarding your image. The court may also order compensation if you have requested it.


Last updated 22/03/2024