Before getting into the meat of the Regulation and how you can comply with it, it’s useful to have a set of definitions for common and useful terms. Where the Regulation provides a definition, this is included, and any additional commentary has been added where useful.

Personal data

‘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 ...

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