Europe under Review: part 8 of 8 — individual rights
This week we look at the last topic in our series of ‘back to data privacy basics’: individual rights.
As we have seen over this series, the protection of the privacy of individuals is placed at the heart of current data protection law. Organisations are permitted to process individuals’ data only under certain conditions, and in most circumstances individuals enjoy the right to information about what processing is taking place, and varying degrees of control over that processing.
These core principles of information and control pervade the current legislation in various ways: the fair processing requirements; data controller notification; and many of the gateway conditions that legitimise processing…
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