legitimate interests definition

What does legitimate interests mean?

You can rely on legitimate interests as a lawful ground for processing where: ‘processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.’

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