Data protection and online privacy

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Exercising data subjects rights in relation to the protection of personal data

Data protection and online privacy

EU data protection rules guarantee the protection of your personal data whenever they are collected - for example, when you buy something online, apply for a job, or request a bank loan. These rules apply to both companies and organisations (public and private) in the EU and those based outside the EU who offer goods or services in the EU, such as Facebook or Amazon, whenever these companies request or re-use the personal data of individuals in the EU.

It doesn't matter what format the data takes - online on a computer system or on paper in a structured file - whenever information directly or indirectly identifying you as an individual is stored or processed, your data protection rights have to be respected.

Further information on this topic, such as processing of personal data, consent or consent to data processing, revocation of consent and revocation, information, etc. can be found on the Your Europe portal.

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Data protection and online privacy

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