Textbook Key

F: Foundations of Information Privacy and Data Protection

US: U.S. Private-sector Privacy

C: Canadian Privacy

E: European Privacy

G: U.S. Government Privacy

IT: Privacy in Information Technology

M: Privacy Program Management

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Legitimate Interests of Controller

One of several legitimate processing criteria required by the EU Data Protection Directive. This rather broad criteria states “Processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by the third party or parties to whom the data is disclosed, except where such interests are overridden by the interests for fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject, which require protection under Article 1(1).”

Reference(s) in IAPP Certification Textbooks: E88-89

Associated term(s): Data Protection Directive, Legitimate Processing Criteria