GDPR and Data Protection
Frequently Asked Questions

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) defines personal data as “any information which are related to an identified or identifiable natural person.” By using the term ‘any type of information’, it can be determined that the intention of the GDPR is to be as broad as possible. Identifiers can be a name, an identification number (e.g. national insurance number, car registration plate), location address (e.g. information from the network or service about the location of a phone or other device), an online identifier (e.g. IP address) or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person. Data may still be considered ‘personal data’ even without one of the above identifiers, e.g. if the content or subject matter is about an individual.

What is personal data?
What is a data subject?
What does ‘processing’ of personal data include?
What is a data controller?
What is a joint controller?
What is a data processor?
What is the difference between GDPR recitals and articles?
What is a privacy notice?
What is a ROPA?
What is a DPIA?
What is a DPO?
Do we need a DPO?
What type of data breaches do the ICO need to be notified about?
What is the difference between the UK GDPR and the EU GDPR,
and where do they both apply?
What are the key differences between the GDPR
and the Data Protection Act 2018?

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Latest update:
3 May

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