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Religious Groups Bound By Data Rules, EU Top Court Says

Law360 (July 11, 2018, 10:41 PM EDT) -- Europe's highest court ruled Tuesday that religious communities must adhere to data protection laws when collecting personal information as part of their door-to-door preaching activities, backing the Finnish privacy regulator's efforts to force Jehovah's Witnesses to comply with the country's rules for processing personal data.

The ruling by the European Court of Justice stems from a decision handed down by Finland's data protection board in September 2013 that prohibited the country's Jehovah's Witnesses community from collecting or processing personal data from individuals they encountered in their...
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