This is the entitlement of an individual to request that the UOC exclude from processing all or part of his or her personal data when they are inaccurate, inappropriate or excessive, or when their processing does not comply with the LOPD. Likewise, the subject may request cancellation without the previous grounds.

Cancellation will take the form of the blocking of the data, keeping them available only to the public administrations, judges and courts for the purposes of determining any liability arising during the period of proscription. Once this period has elapsed the data is erased.

We understand that if you do not expressly request cancellation of your personal data from our files, you are still interested in having them remain there, provided this is appropriate for the reason they were obtained and while the FUOC deems fit.

How is it exercised?

The right to cancellation can be exercised by sending the cancellation request document. You need to fill the document in, sign it and then send it to the following postal address:

Assessoria Jurídica, UOC,
Avinguda del Tibidabo 39,
08035, Barcelona, Spain.

Documentation required:

  • Data cancellation request document.
  • Photocopy of ID card or an equivalent identification document accrediting the identity of the interested party or their representative; and, in the case of the latter, accreditation of this representation in any legally valid form that provides reliable proof or in an attested declaration by the interested party.


How long is the decision period?

The UOC will issue a decision on the cancellation request within a maximum of ten (10) days as of the date of reception of the request. After this time, if no response to the cancellation request has been received, the subject may file a claim with the Catalan Data Protection Agency.

Should the UOC not have the subject's personal data, it will inform the subject of this within ten (10) days.

Should the cancelled data have been previously ceded, the UOC will communicate the amendment to the transferee, within an identical period of time, so that the transferee may cancel the data, within ten (10) days of reception of the communication.

When can right of cancellation be denied?

The UOC may deny cancellation of personal data in the following cases:

  • When the data must be stored for periods established by law or in the case of a contractual relationship;
  • When this is contemplated by a Law or Community law regulation that is directly applicable, or when such regulation prevents the UOC from revealing to subjects the processing of the data to which the access refers.

In any case, the UOC will inform the subject of its right to exercise tutelage before the Catalan Data Protection Agency.