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New Spanish data law could undermine the integrity of democracy

On Wednesday, the Spanish senate gave the green light to an online data protection law which may enable political parties to hit voters with adverts based on profiling of internet search histories. The law was created as part of the Iberian nation’s efforts to align with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into force on May 25th of this year.

However, the recent adjustment made to the Spanish laws includes a caveat that enables political parties to “use personal data obtained from web pages and other publicly accessible sources to carry out political activities” throughout election campaigns.

Full article: New Spanish data law could undermine the integrity of democracy

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