Rights of respondents and responsibilities of survey editors within the GDPR

The controller, who is the editor of the survey in the context of the GDPR, determines how the personal data is processed, and the processor processes personal data on behalf of the supervisor. The individual and his data subjects are those persons, whose data are collected or used.

Individuals’ rights (respondents)

  • Right of access: the respondent may request to see what personal data are collected with the survey, for what purpose, for how long, etc. and obtain a copy of this information (Article 15).
  • Right to change: the respondent may request a change or correction of personal data in the survey (Article 16).
  • Right of deletion: the respondent has the right to delete data (“right to forget”) under certain conditions (Article 17).

Responsibility of editors

Authors or editors of surveys (1KA account users) are the so-called data controllers that collect; 1KA is the processor of this data. The editor or survey author is the owner of the survey, which is responsible for all information and data generated and collected using the 1KA tool. At the same time, he is also responsible for the fulfilment of all the requests made by respondents for his surveys (request for deletion, access, modification of personal or survey data).