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What is processing?

Article 4 paragraph 2 GDPR:

”„processing”: an operation or a set of operations relating to personal data or a set of personal data, whether or not carried out by automated processes, such as collecting, recording, organizing, structuring, storing, updating or modifying, retrieving, consulting, using, providing by means of forwarding, distributing or otherwise making available, aligning or combining, blocking, erasing or destroying data.”

Examples: collecting, recording and ordering, storing, updating and changing, retrieving, consulting and using, providing, distributing, linking and/or shielding, deleting or destroying data.