Common Understanding Wiki
A Common Knowledge Source of Terms and Definitions
This page covers both terminology as well as users and roles related to data.
Data Roles #
Data Controller #
The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or any other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of processing are determined by national or Community laws or regulations, the controller or the specific criteria for his nomination may be designated by national or Community law.
Data Portability #
The ability to transfer data from one system to another without being required to recreate or reenter data descriptions or to modify significantly the application being transported. (cf. Portability).
Data Processor #
A natural or legal person, public authority, agency or any other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
Data Subject #
Identified or identifiable natural person (see EU Directive 95/46/EC) from whom data is collected and/or about whom that data is processed.
Other Data Aspects #
Classified Information #
Information that is labelled in a government or business classification system for confidentiality. A typical classification system consists of several levels: unclassified, restricted, confidential, secret or top secret. Classified information usually means ‘restricted’ or higher.
Data Types and Classification #
- Protection Level 3 (extreme Impact)
- Protection Level 2 (high Impact)
- Protection Level 1 (moderate Impact)
- Protection Level 0 (limited Impact)