Privacy Officers Network

29 - 29 April 2003

Madrid, Spain


With Spain's Data Protection Commissioner, Professor Dr. Jose Luis Piñar Mañas and his senior staff.

Spain has one of the most stringent enforcement systems in the EU. The meeting examined Spain's approach to enforcement, direct marketing and cross-border data transfers.

The agenda also included an introduction to Spain's data protection law by Senor Javier Fernandez-Samaniego, Attorney, Linklaters, Madrid. He provided an outline of:

  • The law and regulations
  • Differences between Spain's data protection law and the EU Data Protection Directive
  • Spain's Security Measures Regulations
  • Enforcement policy.