WHAT IS CONSIDERED ‘PERSONAL DATA’?

GDPR - DEADLINE TO COMPLY

2018/05/25 00:00:00

What is considered “personal data”? Per the GDPR, personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual

meaning, information that could be used, on its own or in conjunction with other data, to identify an individual. Consider the extremely broad reach of that definition. Personal data will now include not only data that is commonly considered to be personal in nature (e.g., social security numbers, names, physical addresses, email addresses), but also data such as IP addresses, behavioral data, location data, biometric data, financial information, and health information that reveals a person’s racial or ethnic.

It’s also important to note that even personal data that has been “pseudonymized” can be considered personal data if the pseudonym can be linked to any particular individual.

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