Analysing European Union Data Protection Directive

Analysing European Union Data Protection Directive

European Union Data Protection Directive



In my previous articles, I have talked so much about Internet Laws. In this article, I want to talk about some of the facts that you need to know about the European Union Data Protection Directive. Follow me as we are going to look at that together in this article. 


The European Union Data Protection Directive is also also known as 95/46/EC. The directive provides guidelines to the European Union members states for individual privacy and data protection.  The directive regulates the processing of personal data regardless of whether such processing is automated or not.


Analysing European Union Data Protection Directive


Section 1 of the Directive provides the principles relating to data quality, section 2 provides criteria for making data processing legitimate and section 5 defines the data subject’s rg=ight of access to data. 


According to section 1 of the directive, Member states shall provide that personal data must be collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in any way incompatible with those purposes. 


Section 2 states that member states shall guarantee every data subject the right to obtain from the controller without constraint at a reasonable interval and without excessive delays. 


UK Data Protection Act 1998

#1 Personal Data

Data Protection Act 1998 defines UK law on the processing of data on an identifiable living person and is the main piece of legislation that governs the protection of personal data in the UK.


#2 Right To Privacy

It protects people’s fundamental right and freedom and in particular their right to privacy with respect to the processing of personal data. 


#3 Explicit Consent 

Data must not be disclosed to other parties without the consent of the individual whom it is about unless there is legislation or other overriding legitimate reason to share the information. 


#4 Authorization

It is an offence for other parties to obtain personal data without authorization. 




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