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What type of data is protected?

The definition of Personal Data under the GDPR is very broad. Generally, any data or set of data that can be referred to a physical person who is alive, is considered Personal Data.

Here are some examples of Personal Data. However, it shouldn’t be considered an exhaustive list:

  • identity information (e.g. name, address, telephone number, credit card number)
  • health and genetic records and biometric data
  • racial or ethnic data
  • data on political opinions
  • data on sexual orientation
  • web data (e.g. location data, IP address, cookies and RFID tags) etc.

Where can I find out more information about {term}?

The Jaz'ing Up GDPR! book covers {term} in more detail in a fun and easy to understand way without all of the bureaucratic legalise that is common in all other books and discussions about the GDPR.

The book is full of cartoons and call outs to make it easier to grasp what GDPR is all about and is split into 3 main sections.

  • GDPR Nuts and Bolts explains everything you need to know about the GDPR and {term}.
  • Staff Toolbox that is designed for staff who work with personal data and need to get a grounding on the subject.
  • Your Rights as a Data Subject is written from the point of view of the individual person who is affected by the GDPR so that they know there rights and the types of things they will be asking for.

Find out more about the book here.

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