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Nov 29, 2018

Client Update | Collection of Names and Email Addresses Constitutes a “Database”

On November 28, 2018 the Protection of Privacy Authority (the "PPA") issued a statement of opinion reflecting its position, according to which a list of names and email addresses constitutes a "database" as defined under the Protection of Privacy Law, 1981  (the "Law").  In its statement, the PPA determines that although the Law excludes a collection which includes only names, addresses and means of communication from the definition of a "database", a more suitable interpretation of the Law should be that if a person can be characterised based on his/her email address, the exclusion does not apply.  

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