Material and personal scope

The scope of application of the APPI is determined by the defined concepts of Personal Information, Personal Data and Personal Information Handling Business Operator. At the same time, the APPI provides for some important exemptions from its scope, most importantly for Anonymously Processed Personal Data and for specific types of processing by certain operators. While the APPI does not use the term "processing", it relies on the equivalent concept of "handling" which, according to the information received from the PPC, covers "any act on personal data" including the acquisition, input, accumulation, organisation, storage, editing/processing, renewal, erasure, output, utilization, or provision of personal information.