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The Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) has made a search engine available to all internet users relating to its data protection decisions since 2005.

Since the General Data Protection Regulation on May 25, 2018, entered into force, only decisions issued after that date have been available, which significantly limited the potential of this tool. With this update, users will have access to the AEPD’s decisions from October 28, 2005. Also, the new interface allows the filtering of the decisions using different criteria:

  • Decisions can be identified by the provision or regulation infringed (e.g., Spanish Data Protection Act or “LOPD,” Spanish Information Society Services Act or “LSSI,” Data Protection and Digital Rights Guarantee Act or LOPDGDD, also “new LOPD”).
  • This update makes it possible to filter the decisions by the type of procedure, e.g., sanctioning, warning and termination of procedure.
  • Another filter criterion is the type of activity the AEPD’s decision relates to, whether by public authorities, financial entities and political parties.
  • Search by free text or date of issuance is also available.

In short, by providing better access to its records and an intuitive interface, the AEPD will allow and facilitate the comparison of its decisions on data protection.

The new search engine is available at the AEPD’s official website.

Autores: Aaron Acrich y Albert Agustinoy

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