As far as i can see it is in the words actually. Personally data is basically any bit of information about you that helps me identify you. It helps me build up a picture of what you’re like. It helps me build up a picture of how much you earn. It helps me build a picture of where you are in the world, the kind of work you do .
All that little bits of information, when put together makes you personally identifiable. I can get a rough picture of who you are, where you are, what you might even be doing from all the little bits of information.
Information that can personally identify you as a particular type of person could include information like your first name, your surname, your date of birth, your federal id number, or your ni number in some countries, your phone number, your credit card number, your home address details. It can even stretch as far as your IP number, the number used by networks to identify your location on a particular network. I even think it could begin to stretch even beyond those number issues. For instance when you think about the iPhone and the fact that we have begun to use in apps, fingerprint recognition. That’s a personal identifiable bit of information about you. And guess what the new iPhones now also take in facial recognition. Again a piece of information about you. So any bit of information about you that can help us build up a picture, that will help us identify you, is your personal data.
As you can see, I dont know if you are like me and do phone banking? They ask you for certain bits of information which help them verify you are who you are. So for instance you call up and okay i want my balance and they will say okay can we just do a verification on you, do a check. What do they ask you for? They ask for things like your date of birth. They ask you for things like your postcode. They ask you for things like what was your last transaction you did. They may even go as far as asking you for your card numbers. All those bits of information they are asking for are bits of information that help them personally identify that you are you. That’s the same personal data that you are giving out and submitting in websites.
That ends todays session on personal data.
I hope it helps you.
Hope you have a lovely day and i look forward to talking to you again tomorrow.
This is Yetunde Johnson from Slingshot Technologies.
Bye for now.