Frequently asked questions about health care
Rectifying patient records
Disclosure of data
Erasure of patient records
Article 17 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides for the right of data subjects to request the controller to erase personal data concerning them. Patients are also entitled to exercise this right. Accepting the erasure request is not often possible, however, since the law requires patient records to be stored for a certain period of time.