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Data Protection

 

Austria

National Laws

Federal Act concerning the Protection of Personal Data (Datenschutzgesetz 2000 – DSG 2000) Austrian Federal Law Gazette part I No. 165/1999. Amendments: Federal Law Gazette I No. 136/2001
www.dsk.gv.at/site/6230/default.aspx

Data Protection Authority

Geschäftsstelle der Datenschutzkommission
Hohenstaufengasse 3
1010 Wien
Austria
Tel: +43 1 531 15 2525
Fax: +43 1 531 15 2690
Email: dsk@dsk.gv.at
Website: www.dsk.gv.at/

Belgium

National Laws

Consolidated text of the Belgian law of 8 December 1992 on Privacy Protection in relation to the Processing of Personal Data
www.privacy.fgov.be/textes_normatifs/version_coordonnée.pdf (in French) www.law.kuleuven.ac.be/icri/documents/12privacylaw.html (unofficial version in English)

Secondary legislation adopted on 13 February 2001 and published in the Official Journal of 13 March 2001
www.privacy.fgov.be/normatieve_teksten/AR%20KB%2013%20fév%202001.pdf (in French)

Data Protection Authority

Commission de la protection de la vie privée
Boulevard de Waterloo 115
B-1000 Bruxelles
Belgium
Tel: + 32 2 542 7200
Fax: + 32 2 542 7201 or 542 7212
Email: commission@privacy.fgov.be
Website: www.privacy.fgov.be

Denmark

National Laws

The Act on Processing of Personal Data (Act No. 429) of 31 May 2000
www.datatilsynet.dk/include/show.article.asp?art_id=443
&sub_url=/lovgivning/indhold.asp&nodate=1

Data Protection Authority

Datatilsynet
Borgergade 28, 5.
DK-1300 Copenhagen K
Denmark
Tel: +45 3 319 3200
Fax: + 45 3 319 3218
Email: dt@datatilsynet.dk
Website: www.datatilsynet.dk

Finland

National Laws

The Finnish Personal Data Act (523/1999) was given on 22 April 1999
www.tietosuoja.fi/uploads/hopxtvf.HTM

Act on the amendment of the Personal Data Act (986/2000)
www.tietosuoja.fi/uploads/p9qzq7zr3xxmm9j.rtf

Data Protection Authority

Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman
P.O. Box 315
FIN-00181 Helsinki
Tel: + 358 9 259 8771
Fax: + 358 9 259 87735
Email: tietosuoja@om.fi
Website: www.tietosuoja.fi

France

National Laws

Law 78-17 of 6 January 1978
www.cnil.fr/frame.htm?www.cnil.fr/textes/text02.htm (in French)

A bill of law exists in order to adapt the law of 1978 to the European Directive 95/46.

Data Protection Authority

Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés
Rue Saint Guillaume 21
F-75340 Paris Cedex 7
France
Tel: + 33 1 5373 2222
Fax: + 33 1 5373 2200
Website: www.cnil.fr

Germany

National Laws

The Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz) was adopted 18 May 2001, published in the Bundesgesetzblatt I Nr. 23/2001, page 904 on 22 May 2001
www.bfd.bund.de/information/bdsg_eng.pdf

Data Protection Authority

Der Bundesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Postfach 20 01 12
D-53131 Bonn (Bad Godesberg)
Tel: + 49 228 819 950
Fax: + 49 228 819 955 00
Email: poststelle@bfd.bund400.de
Website: www.bfd.bund.de

Greece

National Laws

Law 2472/1997 on the Protection of Individuals with regard to the Processing of Personal Data (as amended by Laws 2819/2000 and 2915/2001)
www.dpa.gr/Documents/Eng/2472engl_all.doc

Data Protection Authority

Hellenic Data Protection Authority
8 Omirou Street
10654 Athens
Tel: + 301 335 2600 10
Fax: + 301 335 2617
Email: kkosm@dpa.gr
Website: www.dpa.gr

Ireland

National Laws

Data Protection Act, 13th July 1988, as modified by the Data Protection Amendment, 10 April 2003
www.dataprivacy.ie/images/Compendium%20Act.pdf

Data Protection Authority

Data Protection Commissioner
Block 4, Irish Life Centre
40 Talbot Street
Dublin 1
Tel: +353 1 874 8544
Fax: +353 1 874 5405
Email: info@dataprivacy.ie
Website: www.dataprivacy.ie

Italy

National Laws

Protection of individuals and other subjects with regard to the processing of personal data Act no. 675 of 31.12.1996 (consolidated)
www.garanteprivacy.it/garante/frontdoor/1,1003,,00.html?LANG=2

Legislative decree no. 281 of 30.07.99 Provisions concerning the processing of personal data for historical, statistics and scientific research purposes
www.garanteprivacy.it/garante/frontdoor/1,1003,,00.html?LANG=2

Data Protection Authority

Garante per la protezione dei dati personali
Piazza di Monte Citorio, 121
I-00186 Roma
Tel: +39 06 6967 71
Fax: +39 06 6967 7715
Email: garante@garanteprivacy.it
Website:http://astra.garanteprivacy.it/garante/navig/jsp/index.jsp

Luxembourg

National Laws

La loi du 2 août 2002 relative à la protection des personnes à l’égard du traitement des données à caractère personnel
www.etat.lu/memorial/memorial/a/2002/a0911308.pdf (in French)

Data Protection Authority

Commission nationale pour la protection des données
68, rue de Luxembourg
L-4221 Esch-sur-Alzette
Tel: + 352 2610 6020
Fax: + 352 2610 6029
Email: info@cnpd.lu
Website: www.cnpd.lu

Netherlands

National Laws

Personal Data Protection Act approved by the Senate on 06.07.2000 (O.J. 302/2000)
www.cbpweb.nl/english/en_pdpa.htm

Data Protection Authority

College bescherming persoonsgegevens (CBP)
Prins Clauslaan 20
P.O. Box 93374
NL-2509 AJ’s-Gravenhage
Tel: + 31 70 381 1300
Fax: + 31 70 381 1301
Email: info@cbpweb.nl
Website: www.cbpweb.nl

Portugal

National Laws

Act on the Protection of Personal Data nº 67/98 of 26 October
www.cnpd.pt/Leis/lei_6798en.htm

Data Protection Authority

Comissão Nacional de Protecção de Dados
R. de S. Bento, 148-3
P-1200-821 Lisboa
Tel: + 351 21 392 8400
Fax: + 351 21 397 6832
Email: geral@cnpd.pt
Website: www.cnpd.pt

Spain

National Laws

Organic Law 15/1999 of 13 December on the Protection of Personal Data
www.agpd.es/upload/ley_15_ingles_v2_pdf.pdf

Royal Decree 994/1999 of June 11, adopting the Rules on Security Measures for Computerised Files containing Personal Data (Official Journal nº 151 of 25 June 1999)
www.agpd.es/upload/reglamento_ingles_pdf.pdf

Ley 12/1989, de 9 de mayo, de la Función Estadística Pública (Act on the Regulation of the Public Statistical Function, not available in English)
www.agpd.es/index.php?idSeccion=85

Royal Decree 428/1993, de 26 de marzo, por el que se aprueba el Estatuto de la Agencia de Protección de Datos (Statute of the Data Protection Agency – not available in English)
www.agpd.es/upload/A.5%29%20Real%20Decreto%20428-1993.pdf

Data Protection Authority

Agencia de Protección de Datos
C/Sagasta, 22
E-28004 Madrid
Tel: + 34 913 996 200
Fax: + 34 913 455 699
Email: ciudadano@agpd.es
Website: www.agpd.es

Sweden

National Laws

Personal Data Act (1998:204)
www.datainspektionen.se/PDF-filer/ovrigt/pul-eng.pdf

Personal Data Ordinance (1998:1191)
http://justitie.regeringen.se/inenglish/_issues/dataprotection/personal_data_ordinance.pdf

The Data Inspection Board Code of Statutes (1998:2)
www.datainspektionen.se/PDF-filer/difs/1998-2-eng.pdf

The Data Inspection Board Code of Statutes – (1998:3)
www.datainspektionen.se/PDF-filer/difs/1998-3-eng.pdf

Data Protection Authority

Datainspektionen
Fleminggatan, 14
9th Floor
Box 8114
S-104 20 Stockholm
Tel: + 46 8 657 6100
Fax: + 46 8 652 8652
Email: datainspektionen@datainspektionen.se
Website: www.datainspektionen.se/

United Kingdom

National Laws

Data Protection Act 1998
http://www.ico.gov.uk/

Data Protection Authority

Mr Richard Thomas
Information Commissioner
The Office of the Information Commissioner
Executive Department
Water Lane
Wycliffe House
Wilmslow
SK9 5AF
Tel: + 44 1625 545 700 (switchboard)
Website: http://www.ico.gov.uk/for_organisations/guidance_index.aspx