Personal data of deceased persons

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Personal data of deceased persons

Belgium 28.07.2017 n/a
Czech Republic 29.06.2017 n/a
Denmark 29.06.2017 n/a
Finland 02.08.2017 The Working Group has proposed that the new Data Protection Act would not be applicable to processing personal data of deceased persons.
France 29.06.2017 n/a
Germany 07.08.2017 No
Hungary 16.10.2017 The draft bill on amending the InfoAct, prepared by the Ministry of Justice, contains provisions on processing of personal data of deceased persons. It grants to the deceased persons' close relatives the right to erasure and to obtain restriction on of processing, upon request made within five years following the death.
Ireland  12.09.2017  n/a
The definition of personal data in the General Scheme refers only to information relating to an identified or identifiable “living” individual.
Italy 28.06.2017 n/a
Netherlands 28.06.2017 n/a
Poland 01.08.2017 n/a
Spain 27.07.2017 Heir of deceased entitled to access, request deletion and rectification of data held by information society service providers. Executors can also act as heirs. If heir is minor or disabled then Public Prosecutor can act on their behalf.
Sweden 17.07.2017 n/a
UK 07.08.2017 n/a