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EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): An Implementation and Compliance Guide by IT Governance Privacy Team

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CHAPTER 12: CONTROLLERS AND PROCESSORS

The roles of data controller and data processor are central to the GDPR and it is crucial that you understand these roles. The basic definitions were introduced earlier in this manual, but the detailed requirements around the roles need to be thoroughly understood.

Data controllers

The data controller is the responsible party for ensuring that personal data is processed in accordance with the Regulation. Article 4 of the GDPR provides the standard definition for a controller:

 

‘controller’ means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such ...

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