The new regulation regarding the prevention of money laundering crimes and the financing of terrorism affects some conditions of the legislation regarding the protection of personal data information in Spain.
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A Business Law graduate of the Universidad San Pablo (CEU) and a PhD in Consitutional Rights and IT, Jesús Sanchez specialises in IT Law. He is a partner at Áudea, a firm that specialises in the managing the security of information.
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This article tries to reflect on the relations between two legislations that in principle have nothing in common, but that are called upon to relate to each other, thus it decides the legislator, which is essential for the good functioning of the business of the obligated parties.
The possibility of spying on mobile devices has demonstrated the need for Spanish companies to search for legal means of protecting themselves against possible complaints by clients concerning potential loss or theft of information. The different types of mobile applications – online or offline, invasive or non-invasive – determine the rules that are to be followed.
With the new law on the prevention of money laundering and the creation of the Association of Experts in the Prevention of Money Laundering, many professionals, such as lawyers, are obligated to report any susceptible activity that could be related to money laundering.
Knowing of the existence and operations of the Risk Information Centre of the Central Bank of Spain (CIRBE) is essential in understanding our rights and obligations related to certain financial information and in order to differentiate between patrimonial and credit solvency, commonly referred to as “defaulter files”, which are regulated by Art.
Visiting a website does not imply that the user must provide personal information. However, often it is necessary to register and get a password to access the content of a web page. In such cases, the collection of the data must conform to the purpose, form, limitations and rights contained in the LOPD in Spain.
The petition for personal data by a police officer must be justified and accompanied by a formal written request. Spanish law specifies that data processing by law enforcement agencies is possible provided certain guarantees are respected.
Electronic mail has become an indispensable tool in Spain for the exchange of information in our daily lives, both personally and professionally. It is expected to gain legal significance as the Civil Procedure already recognizes its validity of electronic evidence at trial in Spain.