As a developer of software intended for use by EU citizens, I am committed to complying with the personal data requirements of the forthcoming legislation (EU Regulation 2016/679).
There is a definiton in Article 4 (1):
‘personal data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person;
In my opinion, the above definition is pretty wide and the directive texts are quite heavy. I would like to see a definition/list of examples of relevant personal data that software engineers and developers would find usable when developing software intended for use in the EU.
I hope this question is not regarded too wide. I consider it to be a practical problem and hope for great answers.