Citation[edit | edit source]

European Union, EU Directive 95/46/EC on the Protection of Individuals with regard to the Processing of Personal Data and on the Free Movement of such Data, Off. J. L281, at 0031-0050 (Nov. 23, 1995) (full-text).

Overview[edit | edit source]

This Directive sets up a regulatory framework which seeks to strike a balance between a high level of protection for the privacy of individuals and the free movement of personal data within the European Union (EU). To do so, the Directive sets strict limits on the collection and use of personal data and demands that each EU Member State set up an independent national body responsible for the protection of these data.

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