Right to rectification - Sample Letter

[Your full address]
[Your phone number]
[Your email address]

[The date]

[Data Protection Officer / Data Protection Lead]
[Name of the organisation]
[Address of the organisation]

[Reference number (if applicable)]

Dear [Sir or Madam / name of the person you have been in contact with]

Right to rectification

Under Article 31 of the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 I am entitled to the Right to Rectification of personal data as I dispute the accuracy or completeness of personal data that you hold. I request that you rectify or change the personal data for the reasons stated below.

[Give details of what information you consider is inaccurate or incorrect, explaining clearly and simply why it is inaccurate and, where appropriate, what the corrected information should be.]

I understand that before reporting the matter to the Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner (JOIC) I should first give you the opportunity to correct the inaccuracies, or to provide the reasons for not doing so.

If you need advice on dealing with this request, the Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner can assist you. There is guidance on the website at www.jerseyoic.org or you can call them on 01534 716530.

Please send a full response within 4 weeks. If you cannot respond within that timescale, please tell me when you will be able to respond.

If there is anything you would like to discuss, please contact me on the following number [telephone number] or email me at [email address].

Yours faithfully / sincerely,


[Your full name]

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