Spanish GDPR amendment grants political parties exceptional use of personal data

In November 2018, the Spanish senate approved 220-21 an online data protection law intended to ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation with an added amendment that allowed political parties to use personal data obtained from web pages and other publicly accessible sources for political purposes during campaign periods. Spain's Platform for the Defence of Freedom of Information criticised the law's potential to allow parties to create ideological profiles and emulate the practices of Cambridge Analytica.

https://www.thelocal.es/20181122/spain-just-passed-a-data-protection-law-that-allows-party-political-profiling
Writer: Agence France Presse
Publication: TheLocal
tags: democracy, political advertising, elections, GDPR, Spain