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EU Directive 95/46/EC - The Data Protection Directive

Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data

THE RECITALS

Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS

Chapter II
GENERAL RULES ON THE LAWFULNESS OF THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA 

Section I - Principles relating to Data Quality

Section II - Criteria for making Data Processing Legitimate

Section III - Special Categories of Processing

Section IV - Information to be Given to the Data Subject

Section V - The Data Subject's Right of Access to Data

Section VI - Exemptions and Restrictions

Section VII - The Data Subject's Right to Object

Section VIII - Confidentiality and Security of Processing

Section IX - Notification

Chapter III
JUDICIAL REMEDIES, LIABILITY AND SANCTIONS

Chapter IV
TRANSFER OF PERSONAL DATA TO THIRD COUNTRIES

Chapter V
CODES OF CONDUCT

Chapter VI
SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY AND WORKING PARTY ON THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUALS WITH REGARD TO THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA

Chapter VII
COMMUNITY IMPLEMENTING MEASURES

FINAL PROVISIONS

>> click here to download copy of Data Protection (Amendment) Act, 2003 in pdf (400Kb)

 
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