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What Is Personal Data?

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According to the new General Data Protection Regulation, going live on May 25th 2018,  (GDPR), ‘personal data‘ means “any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier”.

In reality, this means anything that can be used to build up a picture of someone either

  • directly: for example your home address in a database of addresses,
  • or indirectly: ie by working with other data to discover things – so a council tax ...
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