This article gives basic information and links about the Directive governing European data protection law.
Full name: Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data
The overview of European Court of Justice case law: definitions and applicability, exceptions, time period or cross-border transfers
Link to the Official EU Website of the Directive
Link to consolidated version
Link to Article 29 Working Party, interpreting issues in the Directive
Link to the Proposal of the Regulation, which should become the basic legal instrument governing the Data Protection area
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Patrick J. Murray: Adequacy Standard under Directive 95/46/EC: Does U.S. Data Protection Meet This Standard.
Yves Poullet: EU data protection policy. The Directive 95/46/EC: Ten years after