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Protecting your personal data

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Among the many rights protected by the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights is the protection of personal data.

We provide personal data on a daily basis, whether joining a gym, opening a bank account or applying for loyalty cards in shops and department stores.

Personal data is everything that identifies an individual, from a person's name to telephone numbers, date of birth and photographs.

At the European level, protection of your personal data is covered by two directives the:

EU institutions and bodies: the protection of personal data collected by the EU is ensured by a Regulation.

With the advances in information and communication technologies, personal data can travel across the globe with great ease. These new technologies offer huge benefits, but they also imply new risks for the misuse of personal data and have created a whole set of new challenges.