DMNews.com reported that GDPR is “a massive piece of legislation and if you want to read all 250+ pages, talk about it with fellow data nerds or marketing professionals, or just comprehend the various articles online, you need to know some of the key terms.”  The January 24, 2018 report entitled “13 Key GDPR Terms You Need to Know” starts with GDPR Term #1 Personal Data:

This is the broad term for any information related to an individual or ‘Data Subject’, that can be used to directly or indirectly identify the person. This can be anything from a name or address to a fingerprint or banking details.

Here are all 13 Key GDPR Terms you need to know:

  1. Personal Data
  2. Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs)
  3. Processing
  4. Data Controller
  5. Data Processor  
  6. Consent
  7. Data Protection Officer  
  8. Data Protection Authority (DPA)
  9. Biometric Data –
  10. Data Subject
  11. Right to be Forgotten
  12. Pseudonymous Data
  13. Cross-Border Processing

It’s time all businesses got started learning how GDPR affects them!