Right of Information
Everyone has the right to know that their personal data are processed and for which purpose. The right to be informed is essential because it determines the exercise of other rights.
The right of information refers to the information which shall be provided to a data subject whether or not the data have been obtained from the data subject.
The information which must be provided relates to the identity of the controller, the purpose(s) of the processing, the recipients, as well as the existence of the right of access to data and the right to rectify the data.
The right of information for the person concerned is limited in some cases, such as for public safety considerations or for the prevention, investigation, identification and prosecution of criminal offenses, including the fight against money laundering.
In the context of processing operations within the EC institutions (see Articles 15 and 16 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725), this right is often fulfilled by a privacy statement.