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Bud P. Bruegger (ULD)

Acknowledgements: The author thankfully acknowledges the contribution by Frédéric Tronnier (GUF) who wrote an analysis of this principle as input to the here presented description.

The following discusses the principle of accuracy that is defined in Art. 5(1)(d) GDPR.

Accuracy at a glance:

Accuracy of data addresses both, factual correctness and being up to date. Is is prohibited to use inaccurate data that are unfit for purpose or that have negative consequences for data subjects. The main measure to implement this principle is to adequately support the data subjects’ right to rectification.


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