Data protection safeguards your rights when your personal data is processed

Everyone has the right to the protection of personal data concerning him or her. Data protection is a fundamental right that safeguards the rights and freedoms of data subjects when personal data is processed.

The purpose of data protection is to define when and on what conditions personal data can be processed.

The processing of personal data must always be based on law. Compliance with the regulations on the protection of personal data is supervised by an independent authority.

All data related to an identified or identifiable natural person is personal data.

Personal data can be stored in, for example, electronic files or databases, on paper, in a card file or folders, or on audio or video recordings.

The data subject is the person to whom the personal data relates.

A controller is a person, company, authority or community that defines the purposes and methods of processing personal data.

A processor is a third party processing personal data on behalf of a controller.

What is the difference between data protection and data security?

Data security is one way of implementing data protection. It is intended to secure data and systems. Among other things, data security refers to organisational and technical measures to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of data, usability of systems and the rights of data subjects.