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GDPR for Researchers
Personal data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable living individual. Different pieces of information, which collected together can lead to the identification of a particular person, also constitute personal data. Personal data that has been de-identified, encrypted or pseudonymized but can be used to re-identify a person remains personal data and falls within the scope of the law.
For personal data that has been rendered anonymous, it must be done in such a way that the individual is not or no longer identifiable is no longer considered personal data. For data to be truly anonymized, the anonymization must be irreversible.
- Council On Governmental Relations (COGR) GDPR Presentation [PDF 2/26/18]
- GDPR F.A.Q. [eugdpr.org]
- EU Data Protection Reform [ec.europa.eu]
- Compilation of European GDPR Guidances By Country (HHS.gov)