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This research guide helps individuals learn about their online rights through resources about Data Privacy, Data Protection, and Cyber Security. It serves as a starting point for individuals to be aware of, and learn about: online best practices, digital footprints, useful tools, as well as related laws and regulations, in addition to AUB IT Security policies and support.
What is Personal Data?
GDPR defines personal data as "any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person"
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