Short statement about the role of consent in the European data protection directive(2012)
AbstractThe fundamental principle of data protection is not the “consent principle”, but the purpose specification principle, worded in art. 6 of the Data Protection Directive, which foresees that personal data may only be “collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a way incompatible with those purposes”, and that they should be “adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purposes for which they are collected and/or further processed and “accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date”. Often, these two principles – the purpose specification and the data quality principles – are coined as the data minimisation principle.
Citation InformationSerge Gutwirth. "Short statement about the role of consent in the European data protection directive" (2012)
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