Frequently Asked Questions and Answers from Termly’s Legal Experts

Are email addresses personal data?

Yes, email addresses are personal data. According to data protection laws such as the GDPR and CCPA, email addresses are personally identifiable information (PII).

PII is any information that can be used by itself or with other data to identify a physical person. Examples of PII include:

  • Email addresses
  • Names
  • Social Security numbers
  • Physical addresses
  • Birthdays

Related Questions

Sending emails may make you subject to the GDPR.

If you collect email addresses from EEA residents, you need to meet GDPR compliance standards.

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