Whats is a personnal data ?

The growth of the internet and social networks has highlight¬† the value of personal data. Collecting and mastering those data has become a major concern and for now, most of the biggest internet player have fogotten ethics. Just to be clear, what is personal data?According to the European Comission, Personal data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable living individual. For example, name, social security number, date and place of birth, mother’s maiden name are personnal data as they relate to an identified individual.But different pieces of information, which collected together can lead to the identification of a particular person, also constitute personal data. For example, it’s impossible to identify a single person with one medical, educational, financial, or employment information. However, collected together, those information can lead to a single person.It is really important to note that personal data that has been encrypted or pseudonymisedPersonal data that has been rendered anonymous in such a way that the individual is not or no longer identifiable is no longer considered as a personal data. But if an anonymous data can be used to re-identify a person, it remains a personal data.