Data Protection Directive

Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC, 1980) – Organization for Economic Cooperation and Dev. (OECD)

The 7 principles for data emanating from the 27 EU countries:

  • Notice – data subjects told when their data is collected
  • Purpose – data only used for the stated purpose
  • Consent – data not disclosed without owner’s consent
  • Security – data must be kept secure
  • Disclosure – data subjects told who is collecting data
  • Access – allowed to access their data and correct
  • Accountability – hold data collectors accountable for following the above principles.

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