What does it mean to “occasionally process” the personal data of persons in the EU?

The terms “occasionally process” are not defined in the GDPR but guidelines on the GDPR interpret the notion of “regular” as meaning one or more of the following:

  • ongoing or occurring at particular intervals for a particular period of time or
  • recurring or repeated at fixed times or
  • constantly or periodically taking place.

Examples of regular processing include payroll, accounting, customer data management, e-mail loggings, school grades, etc.