Existing Citations

  • personal data (Glossary, s.v. "personal data"): Any information relating to an identified or identifiable person ('data subject') who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identification number or to one or more specific factors (physical, physiological, mental, economic, cultural, social). (†1585)
  • personal data : Under EU law, personal data can only be gathered legally under strict conditions, for a legitimate purpose. Furthermore, persons or organisations which collect and manage your personal information must protect it from misuse and must respect certain rights of the data owners which are guaranteed by EU law. ¶ Every day within the EU, businesses, public authorities and individuals transfer vast amounts of personal data across borders. Conflicting data protection rules in different countries would disrupt international exchanges. Individuals might also be unwilling to transfer personal data abroad if they were uncertain about the level of protection in other countries. ¶ Therefore, common EU rules have been established to ensure that your personal data enjoys a high standard of protection everywhere in the EU. You have the right to complain and obtain redress if your data is misused anywhere within the EU. (†1587)
  • sensitive data (Glossary, s.v. "sensitive information"): It usually concerns three types of data: ·  revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs or trade union membership; · concerning health or sex life; · relating to offences, criminal convictions or security measures. (†1586)