Electronic Commerce In The European Union: Data Protection

Corporate marketing departments have always been hungry for customer data and the Internet has made it easier than ever before to collect that data. But in the European Union (EU), there are some rules that must be respected in the collection and use of data about e-businesses’ customers. Special attention needs to be paid to national data protection regulations and especially to the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and to the Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications 2002/58/EC.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the Requirements for Collection, Use and Access to Collected Information under EU Law?
Under what Conditions can Personal Data be transferred to non-EU Countries?
What are some of the Current Issues regarding Data Protection?
How is the PNR Transfer Issue Dealt with?
What about SPAM Regulations?

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