Abbreviations and definitions in GDPR
The entire General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) revolves around the protection of personal data, how personal data can be used and so forth. Here's an overview of terminology and definitions that are linked to Personal Data in GDPR.
EU citizen, or any individual residing in the EU
Data Subject Consent
A Data Subject’s explicit consent per purpose
Personal Data Type
Type of information about the Data Subject
Personal Data Purpose
Purpose of the use of the Personal Data
Personal Data Sensitivity
Level of sensitivity of the Personal Data
Personal Data Register
Register containing the main data related to the processes that handle Personal Data
Register containing a log of all actions performed on Personal Data of each Data Subject
Personal Data Action
Actions an internal user can perform on Personal Data aligned with Data Subject Consent and Purpose
Data Privacy Officer
Internal person responsible for privacy and the interface to the DPA
Data Privacy Liaisons Officer
Local DPO delegate
Data Privacy Authority
(in BE = Privacy Commission)
Data Privacy Agreement between Data Controller and Data Processor
Final organism responsible for the Personal Data
Sub-processor appointed by Data Controller with obligations towards the Data Controller
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