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Data protection, copyright and related rights

Information society

The protection of personal data is governed by Directive 95/46/EC, which aims to establish a balance between a high level of protection of privacy and the free flow of personal data within the European Union (EU). The Commission is working to modernise the current framework in order to mount a better response to the new challenges posed by globalisation and new technologies.

European legislation on copyright and related rights is part of the rules introduced by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). This legislation has two aims. They are to protect the economic interests of the authors of artworks such as books, films and musical works, but also to establish databases without hampering creativity and innovation.

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