Barbara Leonard reports:
Europe’s highest court supported the Finnish government on Tuesday for requiring Jehovah’s Witnesses to observe data-protection regulations when collecting information in the course of door-to-door preaching.
Before the case was referred to the European Court of Justice, the referring court in Finland compiled a case record about the practice at issue.
Taken without the knowledge or consent of the persons concerned, the data includes names, addresses, and details about their religious beliefs and their family circumstances.
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