Frequently Asked Questions and Answers from Termly’s Legal Experts

Does the GDPR apply to individuals?

Yes, the GDPR does apply to individuals. If you process or collect the data of EU residents, you’re required to comply with the GDPR — regardless of whether you’re a business, organization, or individual.

However, according to Article 2 of the GDPR, the GDPR does not apply to individuals if they collect personal information as a “purely personal or household activity.” For example, an individual with an address book with the names and phone numbers of EU residents is not subject to comply with the GDPR.

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Exemptions to GDPR compliance are rare.

Make sure you understand the requirements for GDPR compliance to avoid legal and financial penalties, even if you’re operating as an individual.

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Jona, Senior Product Manager @ Termly

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