European Data Protection Digest

In Spite of Ireland's Fears, Data May Be Stored in Israel

PRIVACY LAW—EU

September 3, 2010

The EU is expected to allow the storage of sensitive personal data on European citizens in Israel. That move is expected to come in spite of concerns raised by Ireland Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern about the use of eight fake Irish passports by alleged Israeli assassins, the Irish Times reports. the Irish government suspects that the data used in the forged documents was gleaned from official passport inspections in Israel. The issue was expected to be raised at a meeting of an EU committee on the protection of personal data on Thursday, but government sources have indicated there is expected to be little support for Ireland's request to scrap the data transfer pact with Israel, the report states.
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