Sunday, March 24, 2013

Data Protection: Facebook and the Right Kind of Establishment

Data Protection: Facebook and the Right Kind of Establishment: "Spanish Court (Audienca Nacional) has referred several questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union on the interpretation of Article 4 of Directive 95/46/EC in relation to a dispute between the Spanish Data Protection Authority and Google.[8] In this reference the Spanish Court asks whether a relevant establishment under Article 4(1)(a) exists when a search engine establishes a subsidiary/office in a Member State with the purpose of promoting and selling advertising space on the search engine, which orientates its activity towards the inhabitants of that State and which collaborates with the parent company (in the US) in respect of data protection questions. Furthermore the Spanish Court asked the Court of Justice to interpret Article 4(1)(c) and decide whether there is use of equipment if the search engine uses crawlers and robots to locate and index information" 'via Blog this'


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