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InSure — April 2014: data protection

New documents adopted by EU Data Protection Working Party
At its plenary meeting on 9 and 10 April 2014, the so-called ‘Article 29 Working Party (WP29)’, which is the Data Protection Working Party set up under article 29 of the Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC), adopted the documents set out below that may be of interest to insurers.

  • Opinion 05/2014 on Anonymisation Techniques: WP29 analyses the effectiveness and limits of existing anonymisation techniques against the EU legal background of data protection and provides recommendations to handle these techniques. The opinion clarifies that pseudonymisation is not a method of anonymisation.
  • Opinion 06/2014 on the ‘Notion of legitimate interests of the data controller under article 7 of Directive 95/46/EC’: This specifies the conditions that the data controller must satisfy and steps he must follow when relying on its legitimate interest as a legal ground for processing. WP29 invites written comments from stakeholders by 27 May 2014…

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