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Greece/ 5.1 General legislation  

5.1.8 Data protection laws

The Constitution (Article 9A) provides for personal data protection, as is regulated by law. An independent Personal Data Protection Authority is entitled with the right to intervene and enforce penalties in cases of violation.

The Hellenic Data Protection Authority (HDPA), a constitutionally consolidated independent Authority was established under Law 2472/97, Protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data which incorporates into Greek law the European Directive 95/46/EC which sets new rules for the protection of personal data in the member states of the European Union. In addition, the Hellenic Data Protection Authority implements Law 3471/2006 with respect to the electronic communications sector which incorporates into the Greek law European Directive 58/2002.

Chapter published: 14-08-2015

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