Framework For The Processing Of Personnal Data In The European Union

In order to guarantee the cross-border flow of personal data and the protection of privacy, a harmonisation of the different levels of protection, offered by Member State regulation, was required in the European Union.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Is the Directive of application when I am collecting anonymous data?
Can I collect data and write them down in a manual, without informing the person that I am collecting information on him?
As an company doing business over the Internet, I send over a “cookie” to assure the client-friendly character of my website?
Considering the borderless character of new technologies, under what circumstances can data be send to countries outside the European Union?
Seen the territorial application of law, should an American company take this Directive into consideration?

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