Friday, September 21, 2007

Luxembourg: Data Protection

(via Privacy, Laws and Business)

"On 1 September, Luxembourg modified its data protection law, removing some obligations to notify data processing to the CNPD (the national data protection authority) and simplifying other regulations.

The most common data processing in business and administration, such as that for human resources, no longer must be notified to the CNPD. Data processing by some professionals (lawyers, notaries, doctors, journalists, for example) will be considered to be sufficiently protected by professional ethics. The lists and conditions regarding the new rules on notification are on the CNPD website (www.cnpd.lu).

Data processing notification rules are also simplified for scientific research and health professionals, including clinical research for pharmaceutical companies. Data processing officers in charge of data protection for firms can now be employees of the firm (formerly they could only be external consultants). This means that these companies are exempt from notification requirements.

Perhaps the most significant change is that Luxembourg no longer extends protection to the privacy of legal persons, such as companies, as it does to natural persons. Of course, personal data processed by legal persons is covered by the amended data protection law."

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