EU Court: Jehovah’s Witnesses Should Comply with Data Privacy Laws

EU Court: Jehovah’s Witnesses Should Comply with Data Privacy Laws

The European Court of Justice ruled this week that in order to be compliant to the GDPR, Jehovah’s Witnesses should obtain consent before taking down personal details when they do door-to-door preaching.

Finland was first to ban the religious denomination in 2013 from collecting personal data during visits. After being asked for advice on the case, the CJEU concluded that religious communities such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses, is a controller of data.  Therefore, its members who engage in preaching that process personal data, should respect the rules of the EU law.

 

Source: Channel News Asia

 

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