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Personal Data - GDPR/CCPA

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Written by George Georgiadis
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The GDPR/CCPA apply to individuals. Happierleads does not share private personal data.

Happierleads only identifies B2B companies and reveals employees contact details that we have found from scraping the web. This means that this information is publicity available. We can also give you the source of where we collected the data from.

Here are some official definitions of Personal Data:

  • Understanding whether you are processing personal data is critical to understanding whether the GDPR applies to your activities.

  • Personal data is information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual.

  • What identifies an individual could be as simple as a name, a phone number or other identifiers such as an IP address, a cookie identifier, or other factors.

  • If it is possible to identify an individual directly from the information you are processing, then that information may be personal data.

  • If you cannot directly identify an individual from that information, then you need to consider whether the individual is still identifiable. You should take into account the information you are processing together with all the means reasonably likely to be used by either you or any other person to identify that individual.

  • Even if an individual is identified or identifiable, directly or indirectly, from the data you are processing, it is not personal data unless it ‘relates to’ the individual.

  • When considering whether information ‘relates to’ an individual, you need to take into account a range of factors, including the content of the information, the purpose or purposes for which you are processing it and the likely impact or effect of that processing on the individual.

  • It is possible that the same information is personal data for one controller’s purposes but is not personal data for the purposes of another controller.

  • Information which has had identifiers removed or replaced in order to pseudonymise the data is still personal data for the purposes of GDPR.

  • Information which is truly anonymous is not covered by the GDPR.

  • If information that seems to relate to a particular individual is inaccurate (I.e. it is factually incorrect or is about a different individual), the information is still personal data, as it relates to that individual.

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