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Data protection

How are signatories' data protected?

Throughout the procedure, all parties involved must comply with the legislation in force on protection of personal data resulting from Directive 95/46/EC. In particular, before collecting statements of support, organisers may be required to notify the data protection authority(ies) in the EU country(ies) where the data will be processed.

Furthermore, the Regulation on the citizens' initiative includes more specific provisions on data protection.

Organisers must:

Likewise national authorities must:

* Statements of support may be retained beyond these time limits if necessary for the purpose of legal or administrative proceedings relating to the initiative. In this event, organisers must destroy all statements of support and copies no later than one week after the date of conclusion of said proceedings by a final decision.