10 Jul '18, 1pm

EU court says Jehovah's Witnesses must comply with data privacy laws in door-to-door preaching

BRUSSELS: Jehovah's Witnesses must obtain consent from people before they take down their personal details during door-to-door preaching in order to comply with EU data privacy rules, Europe's top court ruled on Tuesday. The case arose after Finland in 2013 banned Jehovah's Witnesses from collecting personal data during door-to-door visits. Advertisement The U.S.-based Christian denomination, which says it has more than 8 million followers worldwide, challenged the decision, saying that its preaching should be considered a personal religious activity and as such the notes taken down during such visits are also personal. A Finnish court subsequently asked the Luxembourg-based Court of the Justice of the European Union (ECJ) for advice, which said on Tuesday that such religious activity is not covered by exemptions granted to personal activity. "A religious community, such a...

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