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Hello, this is Jim and welcome to JustAnswer. I will be the lawyer working with you today.Sorry to hear of the issue. I will set out my written answer shortly.
You have a right to erasure under Article 17 of GDPR - you will need to write to them to formally request your data is erased and ask them to confirm the same within 30 days. Tell them if they refuse or they do not reply to you, you will report them to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for breach of GDPR (the data protection law).
GDPR protects data subjects and if Word Check refuses to help then they would be held to be in breach of GDPR.
What this means is that the Information Commissioner's Office (the "ICO") can fine companies heavily if they find there has been a breach. The fines are either up to £17m or 4% of company turnover, whichever is greater. As such, assuming Word Check ignore your request I would recommend that you inform the ICO on 0303(###) ###-#### They also have a "live chat" facility on their site - you can visit it here: https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/
They will take your details and if they feel there has been a data breach will contact the company and possibly fine them. A lot of companies do not realise the extent of the fines and it is envisaged a lot of businesses will go bust in the event of a breach, not just because of the fines but because the aggrieved party can also claim compensation.
If the ICO tells you there has been a GDPR breach then it makes it much easier to claim compensation (under Article 77 of GDPR) - the amount of which varies and depends on the severity of the breach and the impact it has had upon the aggrieved party. Here is a useful link for the range of damages depending on the nature of the breach : https://www.forbessolicitors.co.uk/personal/data-breach-claims.htm
I hope this helps and answers the question - my goal is to ensure you are happy with the answer and have the information you need. If you have any follow up questions then please let me know. I will reply as soon as I can to help with any further queries.
Please let me know if the answer helped or if you need me to cover anything else?. I am happy to clarify the answer or if you have any follow up questions. If so, I’d be grateful if you would let me know. I am free most days, including weekends, so feel free to ask me anything you are unsure of.
Hi Adriana, thanks and glad to have helped. Have a good day. Jim