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Q: What is Personal Data?

Personal Data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (otherwise referred to as a ‘data subject’).

An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, identification number, location data, online identifiers or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

Here is an extensive list of Personal Data:

✍ Activity on the site
✍ Age
✍ Arrest records
✍ Bank account
✍ Bankruptcies
✍ Bio-metric identifiers
✍ Birth certificate
✍ Browser
✍ Browsing history (elsewhere online)
✍ Car insurance records
✍ Cell/Mobile phone
✍ Chat history (elsewhere online)
✍ Children’s names
✍ City of birth
✍ Cloud storage files
✍ Contacts list
✍ Cookies
✍ Credit card number
✍ Credit report
✍ Criminal offenses & convictions
✍ Current employer
✍ Current home address
✍ Current income
✍ Current location (physical)
✍ Daily life activities
✍ Date of birth
✍ Debit card number
✍ Device ID / MAC address
✍ Digital fingerprint
✍ Donations to organizations
✍ Driver’s license / state ID
✍ Education history
✍ Email records
✍ Employment history
✍ Event attendance
✍ Eye color
✍ Face photographs
✍ Facial geometry
✍ Family health history
✍ Fingerprints
✍ First name
✍ Friends’ names
✍ Gender
✍ Genetic information
✍ Hair color
✍ Handwriting
✍ Health insurance records
✍ Height
✍ Home phone
✍ Home value
✍ Homeowner status
✍ HR issues & disciplinary actions
✍ Income history
✍ Investment records
✍ IP address
✍ ISP (internet service provider)
✍ Judgements
✍ Language preference
✍ Last name
✍ Length of current residence
✍ Liens
✍ Life insurance records
✍ Likes & ratings
✍ Loan records
✍ Location history (physical)
✍ Maiden name
✍ Marital status
✍ Media preferences
✍ Medical card number
✍ Medical records
✍ Messages on the site
✍ Nationality
✍ Number of people in household
✍ Occupation
✍ Operating system
✍ Other financial statements
✍ Other identifying photographs
✍ Other names used
✍ Pardons
✍ Parents’ names
✍ Passport information
✍ Password
✍ Performance evaluations
✍ Personal email address
✍ Pets & animals
✍ Phone call records
✍ Photo location data
✍ Physical or mental disability
✍ PIN number
✍ Political affiliations & opinions
✍ Political party affiliation
✍ Postal activity
✍ Power of attorney
✍ Prescriptions
✍ Previous addresses
✍ Professional license records
✍ Property records
✍ Racial & ethnic origin
✍ Recreational license records
✍ Reference interviews
✍ Religion & philosophical beliefs
✍ Retina scan
✍ Schools attended
✍ Search history (elsewhere)
✍ Search history on the site
✍ Security question & answer
✍ Sexual orientation
✍ Sexual partners
✍ Shopping & purchase history (elsewhere online)
✍ Shopping & purchase history (offline)
✍ Shopping & purchase history (on the site)
✍ Siblings’ names
✍ Signature
✍ Social media accounts
✍ Social media posts & history
✍ Social security / social insurance number
✍ Spouse name
✍ Surveys (online)
✍ Surveys (offline)
✍ Tax file number
✍ Tax returns
✍ Text message history
✍ Third-party login
✍ Topics of interest
✍ Trade union membership
✍ Username
✍ Vehicle registration records
✍ Veteran status
✍ Video footage
✍ Voice recording
✍ Voice signature
✍ Voter registration records
✍ Website
✍ Weight
✍ Work address
✍ Work email address
✍ Work phone
✍ Writing sample (electronic)

list compiled by TIM BOUCHER
question sent in by Fei Hung from China