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EU court rules religious communities are data controllers

Court of Justice of European Union (CJEU) ruled, on July 10, that religious community, such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses, is a controller, jointly with its members who engage in preaching, for the processing of personal data carried out by the latter in the context of door-to-door preaching. Thus the processing of personal data carried out in the context of such activity must respect the rules of EU law on the protection of personal data.

Source: CJEU Judgment in Case C-25/17 Tietosuojavaltuutettu v Jehovan todistajat