EU Law, Freedom of Information and Data Protection – Part 3 – Aidan O’Neill QC

19 12 2010

This is the third part of a three part post.  In this part Aidan O’Neill considers EU secondary legislation on data protection

The Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC was passed by the EU legislature under what is now Article 16(2) TFEU. It has been supplemented by: the Data Protection (Telecommunications) Directive 97/66/EC which regulates the processing of personal data in the telecommunications sector; and by  Privacy (Electronic Communications) Directive 2002/58/EC  which prohibits, in principle, the storage of electronic data by persons other than users, without the consent of the users concerned. Read the rest of this entry »