Right to Erasure is a struggle for Data Controllers
In fact, the right to erasure might be the most complex part to operationalize!
Most companies are not ready to erase your Personal Data in 2019
The right to erasure and GDPR is a complex matter for Companies but at least they should inform you if they are not able to perform it. As you can imagine the right to erasure is not exactly a walk in the park in a highly connected data world.
Right to be Forgotten / Right to Erasure: what does it mean anyway?
Right to Erasure: Data Controllers should be upfront about their privacy practices
However, as a consumer (aka “data subject”), you have the right to be at least informed about what Companies can or cannot do. Complexity is one thing and consumers can deal with it but transparency is another. If there is no transparency, there is no trust. As a consumer or a citizen, we deserve it!