1. Introduction to Data and Data Protection Frameworks

Nowadays, data is everywhere. Whenever we use our phones, check our emails, search for something online, do a bank transaction we generate data. Often we do this without even realizing what we’re doing. At the same time, the value of the data we generate and the potential risks and challenges connected to it, often seem abstract. Where does our data actually go? And who uses it? How do those who use it process the data? Why do they do so? And what could be the potential risks related to the use of this data? Maybe you have already thought about these questions. And probably you have found some answers in articles, news revelations or when subscribing to a new service. Nevertheless, it can be hard to understand what this has to do with you and your everyday life, and what you can do to change it. It can probably also be a challenge to relate this to the projects you are running or supporting at your department. Hence, today we start with data, and looking at your data!