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Is someone’s voice personal identifiable information under GDPR? If someone is to do a voice over for content of some training for a business, would a consent form be needed?

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Published on LexisPSL on 07/08/2019

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  • Is someone’s voice personal identifiable information under GDPR? If someone is to do a voice over for content of some training for a business, would a consent form be needed?
  • Is someone’s voice personal identifiable information under GDPR?
  • If someone is to do a voice over for content of some training for a business, would a consent form be needed?

Is someone’s voice personal identifiable information under GDPR? If someone is to do a voice over for content of some training for a business, would a consent form be needed?

Is someone’s voice personal identifiable information under GDPR?

A voice recording is likely, in almost all circumstances, to constitute ‘personal data’, under the definition at Article 4(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), because it is information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. It is possible that a recording might exist from which it is impossible to identify the person recorded, but in most cases one should proceed on the presumption that a recording is ‘personal data’. It is worth also noting that in some circumstances voice recordings may

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