below are the texts of data protection laws in English, or in English
translation where available. State/Provincial data protection laws can
be found here. In cases where a law is not available in English, we
provide information where the text of that law can be obtained.
the country name below to go to the appropriate law text(s).
for this information are:
Guide to Privacy and Data Protection Legislation (1996) edited
by Charles Franklin can be obtained from the International Chamber
of Commerce (ICC), in North America:
ICC Publishing, Inc.
156 Fifth Avenue, Suite 308
New York, NY 10010
(212) 206 1150
Fax: (212) 633 6025
ICC Publishing S.A.
38, Cours Albert 1er
(1) 49 53 29 23/29 56
Fax: (1) 49 53 29 02
Direct Marketing Association [US] for the laws of Poland and Chile,
and the Direct Marketing Association of Poland for Poland's law
Laws and Business
from the Data Protection Commissions
Personal Data Protection Act, also known as Habeas
Data, Law 25,326, October 4, 2000.
Privacy Act , November 1988, Consolidated May 1997.
Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act, No. 155, 2000.
December 21, 2000. This document is also available in PDF and Word formats.
Law summary from Freehills, Hollingdale and Page.
Act 2000, Austrian Federal Law Gazette part I No. 165/1999 (Datenschutzgesetz
2000 or DSG 2000).
Version of the Belgian Law of December 8,1992 on Privacy Protection
in Relation to the Processing of Personal Data as Modified by the Law
of December 11, 1998 implementing Directive 95/46/EC, December
1992. (Unofficial English translation)
The Privacy Act, July 1983.
Personal Information Protection and Electronics Documents Act,
April 13, 2000.
Act on the Protection of Personal Data, August 1998.
Act on the Protection of Personal Data in Information Systems,
of 4 April 2000 on the Protection of Personal Data and on Amendment
to Some Related Acts,
No. 101, April 2000.
Danish Private Registers Act (Consolidated), June
1978, Restatement June 1987.
The Danish Public Authorities Registers Act (Consolidated),
June 1978, Restatement June 1987.
on Processing of Personal Data, Act No. 429, May 2000.
Personal Data Protection Act, June 1996, Consolidated
on the Amedment of the Personal Data Act (986) 2000.
Act on Data Processing, Data Files and Individual Liberties,
Federal Data Protection Act, December 1990, Amended
Data Protection Act, (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz or BDSG),
Law No.2472 on the Protection of Individuals with Regard to
the Processing of Personal Data, April 1997.
Act LXIII of 1992 on the Protection of Personal Data and the
Publicity of Data of Public Interests (excerpts in English).
Concerning the Registration and Handling of Personal Data,
Protection Act, Number 25 of 1988.
Protection (Amendment) Act, Number
6 of 2003.
the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner.
Protection of Privacy Law, February 1981.
Processing of Personal Data Act, January 1997.
for the Protection of Computer Processed Data Held by Administrative
Organs, December 1988.
Data Protection Law,
March 23, 2000.
Protection Act of 14th March 2002 (unofficial translation).
Ordinance on the Data
Protection Act of 9 July 2002 (unofficial translation). Both
are Word doucments.
on Legal Protection of Personal Data,
No. IX-1296, January 2003.
Act of 30 March 1979 Organising the Identification of Physical and
Legal Persons by Number.
Act of 31 March 1979 Regulating the Use of Nominal Data in Data
of 2 August 2002 on the Protection of Persons with Regard to the Processing
of Personal Data.
XXVI of 2001), Amended March 22, 2002, November 15, 2002 and July
Data Protection Act, July 1989.
Personal Data Protection Act, July 2000
Privacy Act, May 1993.
Privacy Amendment Act, 1993.
Privacy Amendment Act, 1994.
Act Relating to Personal Data Registers, June 1978.
of 14 April 2000 No. 31 Relating to the Processing of Personal Data
(Personal Data Act), April 2000.
Law of August 29, 1997 on the Protection of Personal Data.
on the Protection of Personal Data, October 1998.
no. 677/2001 for the Protection of Persons Concerning the Processing
of Personal Data and Free Circulation of Such Data.
Information Computerization and Protection of Information,
Participation in International Information Exchange, 1996.
No. 428 of 3 July 2002 on Personal Data Protection.
Data Protection Act , RS
15/99 on the Protection of Data of a Personal Character, December
Data Protection Act
(1998:204), October 24, 1998.
The Federal Law on Data Protection, June 1992.
Computer-Processed Personal Data Protection Law, August
Data Protection Act, July 1998.
updated April 27, 2004
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