In its recent Opinion 03/2013 on purpose limitation (the “Opinion”), the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party, an EU advisory body on data protection, comprised of representatives of the Member States’ supervisory authorities, the European Data Protection Supervisor and the European Commission, analyzes the principle of purpose limitation and provides guidance for its practical application.  The principle of purpose limitation is one of the key data protection principles of the EU Data Protection Directive, requiring that personal data be collected for:
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