Data Subject

by Hannah Grace Holladay / May 16th, 2023

Because GDPR uses informal descriptions for the term “data subject,” the public has been left with varying interpretations and significant challenges. We generally see five definitions proposed for data subjects: a person located in the EU, a resident of the EU, a citizen of the EU, an EU resident/citizen physically located anywhere in the world, or a person whose personal data is processed within the EU, regardless of that person’s location. Organizations should closely monitor regulatory and legal developments related to the definition of “data subject.”