Term: Joint Controllers
What Are Joint Controllers?
In the context of data protection, Joint Controllers refer to two or more entities that jointly decide the purposes (the ‘why’) and the means (the ‘how’) of processing personal data. Joint Controllers must define their respective roles and obligations to ensure compliance with data protection regulations, like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
A travel agency and an airline company collaborate to launch a holiday package platform. They jointly determine the customer data to be collected and the individuals or departments who can access this data. Additionally, they decide to pool their customer data to execute joint promotional campaigns.« Back to Glossary Index