Legal Glossary

Definition of Data Subject

Data subject is a term used to refer to an individual whose personal data is being collected, processed, and stored.

Websites typically collect data from their users such as email addresses, names, addresses, payment information etc in order to provide services.

As a result, the user of a website attracts the status of Data Subject, meaning that the website has certain obligations to protect and process their data responsibly in compliance with applicable laws.

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