GDPR: Glossary of Terms – Data Controller

GDPR Data Controller

From Article 4 of the EU GDPR documentation:

“[A Data 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 processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law”

The Data Controller is your organisation. Continue reading

GDPR Glossary of Terms: Personal Data

Personal Data in the GDPR

From Article 4 of the GDPR:

‘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.

Natural Person

Put simply, a Natural Person is any living individual. The GDPR does not concern itself with the privacy of the deceased. Continue reading