EU Council Directive 1995/46/EC, 1995 (†698)"On the Protection of Individuals with Regard to the Processing of Personal Data and on the Free Movement of Such Data" – Directive 95/46/EC (European Parliament and Council of the European Union, 24 October 1995).
- personal data (Art. 2 (a)): Any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ('data subject'); an identifiable person is one who can be identified , directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identification number or to one or more factors specific to his physical, physiological, mental, economic, cultural or social identity. (†1588)
- personal data (Art. 1 (1)): Member States shall protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of natural persons, and in particular their right to privacy with respect to the processing of personal data. (†1589)