Data subject

A data subject is one of the three main actors under GDPR. It’s a person whose personal data can be collected. Personal data includes all data that can be used to directly or indirectly identify that person. Data subjects have various rights that they may exercise in respect of Data controllers, including:

  • Right of access (Art. 15)
  • Right to rectification (Art. 16)
  • Right to erasure (also known as the right to be forgotten) (Art. 17)
  • Right to restrict processing (Art. 18)
  • Right to data portability (Art. 20)
  • Right to object to processing (Art. 21)

Read more about the data subjects – 4 steps to determine if your tech partner is GDPR-compliant.