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EU court rules on using phone subscribers' personal data

AP  |  Brussels 

The European Union's top has ruled that a telephone subscriber's consent to having personal data published also covers its use in other member countries of the 28-nation bloc.

The European of Justice ruled today on a case in which a Belgian company, European Directory Assistance, asked companies that assign phone numbers to subscribers in the Netherlands to give it data related to their subscribers.

The Dutch companies refused on the grounds that they weren't required to provide the data to a company in another country.

A Dutch referred questions to the court, which found that passing some data to another company intending to publish a public directory without obtaining renewed consent "is not capable of substantively impairing the right to protection of personal data.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 20:29 IST