Introduction to Consent
Consent in data protection terms is a very hot topic at present as companies scramble to become GDPR compliant. Some of the headline grabbing changes that are coming are indeed a big shakeup – no automatic opt in, no non-disclosed uses of personal data, no pre-checked check boxes – but consent is not the only tool in a data processor’s kit. Continue reading
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.
Put simply, a Natural Person is any living individual. The GDPR does not concern itself with the privacy of the deceased. Continue reading