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16. Glossary of Defined Terms*

Term
Meaning
Data:
Any information which– (a) is being processed by means of equipment operating automatically in response to instructions given for that purpose; (b) is recorded with the intention that it should be processed by means of such equipment; or (c) is recorded as part of a Relevant Filing System or with the intention that it should form part of a Relevant Filing System.
 
Personal Data:
Any information relating to an identified natural person or Identifiable Natural Person.
 
Identifiable Natural Person:
A natural person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identification number or to one or more factors specific to his physical, physiological, mental, economic, cultural or social identity.
 
Data Controller:
Any person in the Abu Dhabi Global Market (excluding a natural person acting in his capacity as a staff member) who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the Processing of Personal Data.
 
Data Processor:
Any person (excluding a natural person acting in his capacity as a staff member) who Processes Personal Data on behalf of a Data Controller.
 
Data Subject:
The natural person to whom Personal Data relate.
 
Processing:
Any operation or set of operations which is performed upon Personal Data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organisation, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, blocking, erasure or destruction, and "Processed", "Processes" and "Process" shall be construed accordingly.
 
Recipient:
Any person to whom Personal Data are disclosed, whether a Third Party or not, but does not include any person to whom disclosure is or may be made as a result of, or with a view to, a particular inquiry by or on behalf of that person made in the exercise of any power conferred by law.
 
Sensitive Personal Data:
Personal Data revealing or concerning (directly or indirectly) racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade‐union membership and health or sex life.
 

* Section 20 of the ADGM Data Protection Regulations 2015.