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Schleswig-Holstein

Restrict the processing of your personal data

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

As a citizen of the European Union (EU), you can ask any entity that stores and processes personal data about you to only store your data, but no longer process it.

Personal data includes, for example:

  • Online data, such as IP address, location data, email address.
  • Bank data, such as account balances, account numbers
  • Identification numbers, such as ID card number or social security number
  • Land register entries
  • Health information, such as genetic data, medical data
  • certificates
  • general personal data, such as name, address, age, marital status
  • physical characteristics, such as gender, skin, hair or eye color, height

Your right to restrict processing allows you to prevent your personal data from continuing to be processed electronically for the time being. Once the data controller's rights have expired, your data will be permanently deleted. You can only invoke your right to restriction of processing under certain conditions.

You can assert the right to restriction of processing against public and non-public bodies. Public bodies are, for example, public authorities, while non-public bodies are, for example, commercial enterprises, associations or clubs.

You must request the restriction of the processing of your personal data directly from the relevant public or non-public body.

If you wish to submit a written request by mail or require general information, please contact the authority relevant to you with your questions.

You can find the contact details of the relevant authority in the list of authorities on the portal "service.bund.de - Service Online".


Process flow

You can request restricted processing of your personal stored data online or in writing by mail.

Request restricted processing of your personal data online:

  • Access the online application on the federal portal verwaltung.bund.de. This will guide you step by step through the necessary information, which you can enter electronically.
    • Note: For the online application, you will need an electronic ID document, for example the online function of your ID card.
  • Upload the required documents as a file (in PDF, DOC, JPEG, PNG file formats, maximum 10 megabytes per file) and submit the application. Alternatively, you can submit the required documents by mail.
  • The public body will usually send you the relevant response by post to your registration address or, in some circumstances, via e-mail.

Request restricted processing of your personal data in writing:

  • You can make your request informally.
  • Send your request with the required documents by mail to the public body.

The public body will send you the corresponding response by mail to your registration address.

Requirements

You may request the restricted processing of your personal data if:

  • you have requested the correction of incorrect data and the data processing entity is examining this request,
  • you have objected to the processing and it still has to be checked whether the interest of the data processing agency does not possibly prevail,
  • you expressly request restriction instead of deletion, or
  • the data processing agency no longer needs your data, but you still want to use it for its own purposes.

You cannot have the processing of your personal data restricted if it is processed:

  • for archiving purposes which are in the public interest and which would be seriously affected by the restriction,
  • for research, science or statistics, insofar as the original purpose would no longer be achieved or seriously impaired by the restriction of processing.
Which documents are required?
  • Copy of your identity card or
  • Alternatively: copy of your passport in connection with the copy of your registration certificate
What are the fees?

free of charge

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There is no deadline.

Legal basis
Appeal

No generally applicable remedies are provided.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of the Interior and Home Affairs (BMI)

Process flow

You can request restricted processing of your personal stored data online or in writing by mail.

Request restricted processing of your personal data online:

  • Access the online application on the federal portal verwaltung.bund.de. This will guide you step by step through the necessary information, which you can enter electronically.
    • Note: For the online application, you will need an electronic ID document, for example the online function of your ID card.
  • Upload the required documents as a file (in PDF, DOC, JPEG, PNG file formats, maximum 10 megabytes per file) and submit the application. Alternatively, you can submit the required documents by mail.
  • The public body will usually send you the relevant response by post to your registration address or, in some circumstances, via e-mail.

Request restricted processing of your personal data in writing:

  • You can make your request informally.
  • Send your request with the required documents by mail to the public body.

The public body will send you the corresponding response by mail to your registration address.

Requirements

You may request the restricted processing of your personal data if:

  • you have requested the correction of incorrect data and the data processing entity is examining this request,
  • you have objected to the processing and it still has to be checked whether the interest of the data processing agency does not possibly prevail,
  • you expressly request restriction instead of deletion, or
  • the data processing agency no longer needs your data, but you still want to use it for its own purposes.

You cannot have the processing of your personal data restricted if it is processed:

  • for archiving purposes which are in the public interest and which would be seriously affected by the restriction,
  • for research, science or statistics, insofar as the original purpose would no longer be achieved or seriously impaired by the restriction of processing.

Which documents are required?

  • Copy of your identity card or
  • Alternatively: copy of your passport in connection with the copy of your registration certificate

What are the fees?

free of charge

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There is no deadline.

Legal basis

Appeal

No generally applicable remedies are provided.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of the Interior and Home Affairs (BMI)

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