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GA4GH GDPR Brief: The Concept of Personal Data in the GDPR November 9
The GDPR only applies to personal data, which is data that relates to “an identified or identifiable natural person” (a human). The central concepts of “identifiability” and “personal data” are broadly defined in the GDPR, which can create challenges for actors in the health sector hoping to determine what data is regulated by the GDPR and what data is not.