Act n°78-17 of 6 January 1978 on Data Processing, Data Files and Individual Liberties

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Article 1Information technology should be at the service of every citizen. Its development shall take place in the context of international co-operation. It shall not violate human identity, human rights, privacy, or individual or public liberties. Article 2 This Act shall apply to automatic processing of personal data as well as non-automatic processing of personal data that is or may be contained in a personal data filing system, with the exception of processing carried out for the exercise of exclusively private activities, where the data controller meets the conditions provided for in Article 5 (...)

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National constitutional law
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France