GDPR and personal data

PLATO's Early Stage Researchers use official documents and media coverage to analyse the EU's post-crisis legitimacy. ESRs collect and analyse news media articles and social media posts as well as documents available in the public domain, such as reports, case-law, presidency conclusions, meeting minutes and protocols, political speeches, board membership, position papers, and stakeholder consultations. In the course of the analyses, ESRs collect and temporarily store information on individuals whose names and statements appear in the documents analysed.

GDPR rights apply for all persons whose data are processed throughout the course of the project (see articles 15-21 of the GDPR). This entails that all such persons have the right to:

  •  Ask for access to their personal data being processed

  • Request that their personal data be deleted

  • Request that incorrect personal data is corrected/rectified

  • To receive a copy of their personal data (data portability)

In select cases, ESRs publish analysis that may directly or indirectly identify public persons or private individuals and their opinions. Please contact PLATO Project Manager Marit Eldholm if you:

  • Identify yourself in our work as one of these individuals and have any concerns regarding your GDPR rights.

  • Identify yourself as having contributed your opinions in any of the texts that will appear listed here and have any concerns about the way our researchers have processed and stored your personal data.

Published Feb. 2, 2021 10:03 AM - Last modified Feb. 2, 2021 10:03 AM