Our org wants to implement the Individual object in our SFDC to comply with GDPR.

Problem: We want to flag 'individuals' who chose to be forgotten with the 'shouldForget' field as a flag. Effectively, we want to blacklist individuals from things like data enrichment and inbound leads from campaigns.

Where do I download the Individual object package? Is there a managed AND unmanaged one?


  • help.salesforce.com/…
    – identigral
    Commented Aug 29, 2019 at 0:39
  • Must've missed that last step of adding field. Thank you
    – Nivi
    Commented Aug 29, 2019 at 0:41
  • @identigral field is on the page layout
    – Nivi
    Commented Sep 20, 2019 at 15:52

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I'm not sure what SF edition you are using, but the "Individual" concept, or object you are talking about it, I was only able to see on an org with the Financial Service Cloud package installed.

Financial Services Cloud has the concept of an Individual, which pretty much mimics the Person Accounts.

That was the approach Salesforce used when they first launched FSC, but they realized that in order to implement all the features already available in Person Accounts, it would probably take years.

There were lots of limitations with FSC like no Account Teams, Duplicate Rules, etc. All of these missing features were already built/tested on an org with Person Accounts enabled. New FSC orgs are coming with the PA enabled by default.

The Contact object in SF has fields that you could use in regards to GDPR like: HasOptedOutOfEmail, HasOptedOutOfFax, DoNotCall...

I believe your question is a lot more complex that you realize. Please DON'T take all the info here as a decision factor.

For more information about Person Accounts, please go here: https://help.salesforce.com/articleView?id=account_person.htm&type=5

Depending on your org's edition, enabling Person Accounts is just a matter of opening a case with Salesforce BUT keep in mind that once Person Accounts is enabled, your data model would be different and it CAN NOT be deactivated. Which means you won't be able to go back.

There are also lots of implications on enabling Person Accounts, but the link above should be a good starting point.

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    Individual SObject arose as of Summer 19 - help.salesforce.com/…
    – cropredy
    Commented Aug 29, 2019 at 17:56
  • @Rodrigo is there any main distinguishable differences between the Person and Individual object?
    – Nivi
    Commented Aug 29, 2019 at 20:31

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