Legal briefing

The Council of Ministers approves the Draft Organic Law regulating the protection of personal data used in the prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution of criminal offences

12/02/2021

In this Legal Briefing, we provide analysis in respect of the Draft Organic Law governing the protection of personal data used in the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of criminal offences.

On Tuesday 9 February, the Council of Ministers approved and sent to the Spanish Parliament the Draft Organic Law regulating the protection of personal data used in the prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution of criminal offences and the enforcement of criminal sanctions, as well as in the protection and prevention of threats to public safety. The main purpose of this Draft Law is to transpose into Spanish law Directive 2016/680 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by competent authorities for the purposes of the prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the enforcement of criminal sanctions, and the free movement of such data.

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