These pages sit alongside our Guide to the GDPR and provide more detailed guidance for UK organisations on the definition of personal data under the GDPR.

This guidance will help you to understand when you are processing personal data and when your obligations to comply with the provisions of the GDPR apply.

In addition, it will help you to allow individuals to exercise their rights with regard to their personal data by assisting you in correctly identifying the personal data you are processing.

For an introduction to the key themes and provisions of the GDPR, you should refer back to the Guide to the GDPR. You can navigate back to the guide at any time using the link at the top of this page. Links to other relevant guidance and sources of further information are also provided throughout.

When downloading this guidance, the corresponding content from the Guide to the GDPR will also be included so you will have all the relevant information on this topic.