Personal Data Protection Under Spanish Law

The rapid development of the Internet has made abundant information easily accessible on-line to everyone. This development raises significant privacy issues, relating to the risks associated with the collection, use and security of personal data. In Spain, the protection of personal data is regulated by the Act 15/1999 on the Protection of Personal Data, dated December 13, 1999 (the “Act,”) which implemented the EU Directive 95/46/EC (the “Data Protection Directive.”)

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What specific information should be provided to the Spanish Data Protection Agency when notifying the collection and processing of personal data?
What further requirements apply to data collection?
In what conditions can personal data be transferred to other countries?

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