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4 Examples of a Data Subject

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A data subject is an identifiable living person to whom a particular data item relates. A data subject may be given the ability to inquire about or remove their data according to a particular practice, standard, rule or regulation. The following are illustrative examples of a data subject.


A student is the data subject of their student record.


A user is the data subject of logs that describe their web browsing behavior.


The sender and receivers are data subjects of an email.


The people who are identifiable in a photograph or audio recording.
Overview: Data Subject
An identifiable living person to whom a particular data item relates.
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