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Data protection

Data subject's rights

How do I request access to my data?

As part of its core operations, Eurojust processes and temporarily stores various categories of personal data. It carries out these activities in accordance with the recently revised rules on data protection governing EU institutions, which are independently monitored by the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS). The rules require Eurojust to keep formal, accurate records of all the data it processes and to offer clarity and transparency regarding its data processing activities at all times.

As a ‘data subject’, your rights regarding the use of your personal information are clearly defined. They include the right to request access to your data and to check that any information relating to you is accurate and complete. These rights, and how to exercise them, are summarised below.

How do I request access to my data?

You are entitled to request access to your personal data free of charge and at reasonable intervals, or to ask to have this information checked. You can request access by writing to Eurojust or to a competent authority in the Member State of your choice (the list of authorities is provided here). Eurojust is required to answer your request as soon as possible, and within three months of its receipt.

What happens if my access is restricted?

After receiving a request, Eurojust will take a decision on whether to grant access after consulting with the relevant Member State(s). Access may be wholly or partly restricted to:

  • Avoid obstructing official or legal inquiries, investigations or procedures;
  • Avoid prejudicing the prevention, detection, investigation or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties;
  • Protect the public security of Member States;
  • Protect the national security of Member States;
  • Protect the rights and freedoms of others such as victims and witnesses.

If you are not satisfied with Eurojust's decision, you can lodge a complaint with the EDPS or seek a judicial remedy before the Court of Justice.

Right to request rectification or erasure

As a data subject, you have the right to request rectification of inaccurate data relating to yourself. You also have the right to request erasure of data concerning yourself in specific cases, by writing to Eurojust or the Member State of your choice. If your request is refused, you may lodge a complaint with the EDPS or seek a judicial remedy from the Court of Justice.