Who are the data subjects in the context of a company?

Below diagram provides typical data subjects in the context of a company.

Data subjects in GDPR
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Users are represented separately from customers to differentiate the group that uses a service, software, etc., but does not pay for it. For example Facebook users, LinkedIn standard account users Duolingo users, etc. We as users don't pay to these companies so we are ideally not customers.

For all posts related to GDPR see GDPR

For rights related to data subjects see How do I as a data subject benefit from GDPR?

Disclaimer : I am not a legal expert nor a certified GDPR consultant (not sure if there is one certification yet). I am a data enthusiast (and now GDPR enthusiast) and I like to envisage, conceptualize and design solutions for real problems. All posts related to GDPR are only to present my understanding and to start a good discussion with the audience. As every business is different please consult legal experts to understand obligations specific to your company. For official documentation check the official website - https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/data-protection-eu_en .


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