D/C bit is used to know whether the PDU is for user data or pdcp control data. .
This control data does not mean C-Plane data. It is control data being used in PDCP layer.
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As control messages go through the PDCP so for this we will take it as control PDU
and other data which is data PDU for PDCP.
we apply integrity protection only to the control pdu and Herader compression to only data PDU,But ciphering/deciphering is applied to both control and data PDU.
PDCP layer view u can see from this picture