The first character specifies where the data is stored: either, on the PDA, both on the PDA and the app server, or only on the app server. This character also declares if any Personally Identifiable Information (PII), such as email address, is collected or stored on the app server. If the organisation has rights to retrieve the information e.g. through a contracted PDA, it is still only for the designated namespaçe. All other namespaces of the database are still private to the PDA owner. For example, an organisation – let’s call it “Wood Factory” – using PDAs for their HR records has C as its first character. This indicates that the organisation does have access to the PII inside their employees' PDAs as they have credentials for access into the Wood Factory namespace. Should any individual leave Wood Factory, the organisation credentials would be terminated but the individual as the PDA owner may be allowed to keep the data within the namespace.