What does “processing” of personal information mean?

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‘Processing’ means any use of personal information such as:

  • collecting, recording, organising, structuring or storing it;
  • adapting or altering it ;
  • retrieving, consulting or using it;
  • disclosing it by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available to others;
  • aligning or combining it with other information; and
  • restricting its use or destroying or deleting it.

This includes processing personal data which forms part of a filing system and any automated processing.

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