EU – Statement by Vice-President Jacques Barrot on the occasion of Data Protection Day

EU – Statement by Vice-President Jacques Barrot on the occasion of Data Protection Day: “(RAPID)
Data protection laws are in place throughout the European Union to ensure that personal data is handled under very clear conditions and to give EU citizens the right to challenge any mishandling of their data. But without awareness, effective protection is impossible. Legal rights and protection regimes are only effective if people know that they exist and know how to use them. Data Protection Day is an excellent opportunity to raise such awareness in Europe and worldwide.”

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