What is a Data Subject?
A ‘natural’ person or individual who is the subject of personal data. This is an important term in the context of GDPR where the Data Subject has certain rights that need to be adhered to ensure that people’s data is being properly handled at the risk of punishment.
Why is it important to know what constitutes a Data Subject?
As previously mentioned, Data Subjects have numerous rights under the new data regulations. These include:
- Capture Consent
- Right to Erasure
- Right to Access
Failure to comply to these rights with Data Subjects can lead to punishments such as substantial fines.