What does ‘personal data’ mean in the context of GDPR?

December 4th, 2017 / Justin Cross / 0 comments

GDPR, which comes into force on May 25th 2018, is to regulate the handling of ‘personal data’. Article 4 of the regulation states: ‘personal data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

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