What counts as personal data under GDPR?

Personal data covers data that could directly or indirectly identify a person.

Under GDPR Article 4 (1) personal data is defined as follows:

Personal data are any information which are related to an identified or identifiable natural person.

In practice, this covers a very wide range of data, including:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Location
  • Online identifiers, including:
    • IP address
    • Tracking cookie or equivalent
  • Health information
  • Income
  • Cultural profile
  • And more

Source: European Commission.

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