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What is meant by ‘categories of data subjects’ in Articles 28 and 30 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the GDPR)?

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Published on LexisPSL on 27/10/2017

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  • What is meant by ‘categories of data subjects’ in Articles 28 and 30 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the GDPR)?
  • Background
  • Use in data processing provisions

What is meant by ‘categories of data subjects’ in Articles 28 and 30 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the GDPR)?

Background

The General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679, (the GDPR) sets out the information that a data processing agreement must contain, this is prescribed by Article 28(3) of the GDPR, which states (among other things) that:

‘Processing by a processor shall be governed by a contract or other legal act under Union or Member State law, that is binding on the processor with regard to the controller and that sets out the subject-matter and duration of the processing, the nature and

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