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Ukraine Passes Data Protection Law

PRIVACY LAW—UKRAINE

July 15, 2010

The Ukrainian Parliament has adopted a data protection law that will become effective  January 1, 2011. The law states that personal data may not be processed without the consent of the individual concerned, except in cases provided for by law or where the data is necessary for maintaining national security, economic welfare or the protection of human rights, according to Olexander Martinenko and Olga Belyakova of the law firm CMS Cameron McKenna. The law also requires that personal data not be used in ways other than its intended purpose at the time of collection. Any database must be registered with a state entity yet to be created by the government. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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