Data Controller


A data controller is a person or organization that determines the purposes and means of processing personal data, making decisions about what data is collected and how it's used.

Why it matters

Data controllers are essential in maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of personal data, fostering trust between consumers and organizations in the digital age. Data controllers are responsible for complying with data protection laws, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union, ensuring that data is handled ethically and securely. Data controllers play a critical role in safeguarding individuals' privacy rights by implementing proper measures to protect personal information.