When you request account deletion and you have valid certificates, you may be asked to provide additional identification in the form of valid ID.

We ask for identification to make sure that you are the owner of the data you are requesting to delete (in accordance with recital 64 of the General Data Protection Regulation). As deletion is irreversible and any of your valid certificates will be removed as well, this serves to prevent others with malicious intent from deleting your information.

Your request for removal and the copy of your ID will not be stored in any digital system and are not part of any filing system (article 6.2 of the ERC data policy). 

For more information on how ERC handles your data, read our data policy here.