Important definitions within GDPR

18/04/2018
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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.
 

ABBREVIATION

TERM

DEFINITION

DS

Data Subject

EU citizen, or any individual residing in the EU

DSC

Data Subject Consent

A Data Subject’s explicit consent per purpose

PDT

Personal Data Type

Type of information about the Data Subject

PDP

Personal Data Purpose

Purpose of the use of the Personal Data

PDS

Personal Data Sensitivity

Level of sensitivity of the Personal Data

PDR

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

PDA

Personal Data Action

Actions an internal user can perform on Personal Data aligned with Data Subject Consent and Purpose

DPO

Data Privacy Officer

Internal person responsible for privacy and the interface to the DPA

DPL

Data Privacy Liaisons Officer

Local DPO delegate

DPA

Data Privacy Authority

(in BE = Privacy Commission)

Data Privacy Agreement between Data Controller and Data Processor

DC

Data Controller

Final organism responsible for the Personal Data

DP

Data Processor

Sub-processor appointed by Data Controller with obligations towards the Data Controller

 

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