Data Protection Aspects Within the Framework of Socio-economic Research

Socio-economic research involves the collection and other further processing of personal data. The processing of personal data is regulated by law, and the researchers have therefore to comply with these legal requirements. These guidelines have been drafted taking into account Directive 95/46/CE and the national legislation of most of the current Member States of the European Union that implement it. They outline the general principles governing data protection, provide for key concept descriptions, and include a series of recommendations, allowing the researcher to take into consideration the various requirements in the field of data protection.