Delete your personal data from HP
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Whilst updating may seem a bit of a chore, it’s best to update any device connected to the internet as soon as an update is released to keep it secure. Printers are easy targets due to their long lifespan, during which they may become outdated and not so secure. Hackers are clever and they can use tricks and use printers to get access into a wider network and create chaos within. It’s worth remembering that all connected devices are potential back doors into a network whether it be the home or in the office. HP encourages users to set up accounts either online or via the HP apps, so tha, for example, the printer can self-order ink supplies, paper etc., creating a vulnerability if your details fall into the wrong hands.
On this page we’ll explain why it’s a good idea to get your data deleted from HP and how to go about it. Or if you just want to get started, click the Start Now button which will take you directly to our Rightly Protect service, enabling you to find out who has your data and get it deleted, quickly and for free.
Can I delete my data from HP?
Yes you can! You have the right to ask any company to delete all the data they hold on you and they have to comply within 30 days. This right flows from GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) legislation and if companies don’t comply without a valid reason, they can be in trouble.
How do I delete data from HP?
The easiest way to get your data deleted from companies like HP is to use our Rightly Protect service. In addition to picking HP and asking them to erase your data, you can use our service to analyse your email inbox to figure out all the companies that have your data. Then you can ask all of them to delete the data they hold on you in one click. Because many companies have your data, even companies you’ve never heard of, and it often runs into hundreds or even thousands of organisations putting your data at risk.
How long until HP responds?
HP should reply within one calendar month. If they have genuine reasons that they need extra time to consider your request, they can take up to an extra two months - but they should let you know within one month that they need more time and the reasons why. If you’re unhappy with how they respond, you can make a complaint to HP and then if you’re still unhappy, you can complain to the ICO (Information Commissioner’s office).
Does HP actually delete your data?
Yes, it’s a legal requirement. After one calendar month has passed since your account deletion request, your account and all of your information will be permanently erased by HP, and you will not be able to retrieve it.
What type of data does HP store on me?
HP can collect a wide range of data from registered users:
● Names and passwords of account holders
● Email addresses
● Phone numbers
● Metadata on how people use the HP mobile app and website
● Transactional data from HP owned products and services
● Data on which devices are linked to which accounts
● Device model, OS and MAC address
● Geolocational data
● Bank details
● Credit and debit card details
What does HP do with my data?
HP’s main motive for building a data set around each user is to personalise the ads that show up on your feed. Ad targeting changes are made based on a lot of different data: your personal account info, your usage patterns, your location, and more.
But it’s not just your data that shapes your ad feed: HP compiles the same kinds of data from a variety of users and uses it to optimise when and where it shows you certain ads on other platforms. The additional data that HP collects helps the company to perform strategic market research, communicate directly with users, and counter suspected misuse.
Why delete my data from HP?
HP has suffered a series of breach attempts and there can be little doubt that hackers will continue attempts to compromise your personal data.
If you’re not using HP any more, or think a fresh profile would be a good thing, you can instruct HP to delete all the data they have about you and so prevent it from being stolen as a result of a data breach.