Data Protection

‘Personal data’ is any information relating to an identified or identifiable person. An identifiable person is one who can be identified by means of an identifier, such as name, surname, personal code, location data, an online identifier or factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of a person. If personal data are held by a company/organisation, the person has the right to access their data, request corrections, and request that the data be erased, for example if the data held by the company is no longer necessary or if the data have been used unlawfully (right to be forgotten).

Example: The data of an accused person, together with the case file, is disclosed to other persons involved in the criminal proceedings, thus also disclosing the data on the state of health of the accused.