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GDPR topics

I have a couple of questions that I am looking to get some answers to:
  1. Is the GDPR applicable for individuals as well as companies?
  2. If I am an individual booking safari trips for European customers is the GDPR applicable?
  3. Is social security number or similar considered personal data?
  4. Is it legal to require copies of passports to the tourists?
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Andrei Hanganu Oct 21, 2019

1. Is the GDPR applicable for individuals as well as companies?

The GDPR applies primarily to businesses established in the EU or inextricably linked
to such a business. However, it also applies to businesses outside the EU that: offer goods or services; or monitor the behavior of individuals in the EU.

It also applies to individuals if the activities exceed normal household activities.

2. If I am an individual booking safari trips for European customers is the GDPR applicable?

It would be applicable if you are intentionally targeting individuals in the EU. However, if you are collecting the personal data while the individuals are not in the EU then the GDPR would not be applicable.

3. Is social security number or similar considered personal data?

Yes it is. Moreover, there are some EU jurisdiction where the social security number or similar identification number are considered sensitive personal data.

If you want to find out more about what constitutes personal data under he EU GDPR check out this free EU GDPR Foundations Course ( https://training.advisera.com/se/eu-gdpr-foundations-course//)

4. Is it legal to require copies of passports to the tourists?

Keeping such copies is legal only if you have a specific legal requirement that allows to do so. Unless this is applicable keeping copies of ID documents is contrary to the principle of data minimization.

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