Personal Data

Personal Data

Any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person 'data subject' by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that person. In other words, just about anything that one could potentially use to identify a person, or cause harm in any way to that person.

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    • Personal Data Breach

      A breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of, or access to, personal data transmitted, stored or otherwise processed. In other words, if any information relating to an individual ...
    • Sensitive Personal Information/Data (High Risk Data)/Special Categories of Data

      (US) Sensitive personal information is generally synonymous with high risk data. The data, should it suffer loss of confidentiality, integrity, or availability, could have a significant detrimental or adverse impact to both the business (firm) and ...
    • Personal Information

      The information about an individual that can directly or indirectly distinguish or trace an individual’s identity, associate or link an individual to private information, distinguish one person from another, or could be used to re-identify anonymous ...
    • Data Classification

      A scheme that provides the basis for managing access to, and protection of, data assets.
    • Data Masking

      The process of de-identifying; anonymizing, or otherwise obscuring data so that the structure remains the same, but the content is no longer sensitive, in order to generate a data set that does not allow to the viewer to see the ‘masked’ confidential ...