All individuals are entitled to know if any personal data concerning them is being processed and what that processing consists of. This right to information is fundamental as it conditions the exercise of other rights such as, for example, the right of access or the right of opposition.
In addition to laying down the right to be informed directly by the data controller, the law also requires the National Commission to maintain a public register of data processing. It is possible for individuals to check in this register whether a particular body may be holding personal data about them and if the body has declared that processing to the National Commission.
The register contains the following information:
NB: Data processings exempted from declaration or not authorized by the National Commission cannot be found in the public register.