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Study on privacy in the Information Society

The European Commission, DG XV, has launched a call for tender for the carrying out of a study on the specific data protection and privacy issues raised by the new online services which characterize the Information Society, and on the nature of the regulatory response to these...

The European Commission, DG XV, has launched a call for tender for the carrying out of a study on the specific data protection and privacy issues raised by the new online services which characterize the Information Society, and on the nature of the regulatory response to these issues within the European Community. The study will consist of three stages, as follows: Stage 1 of the study requires the contractor to carry out an overview from a data-protection perspective of the state of development of online services at global level. Six specific applications or projects will then be subjected to a detailed analysis in stage 2. The data-protection and privacy issues raised by these six projects, as well as the wider commercial context in which the services are being developed, will be explored. The third stage of the study will consider the actual or likely regulatory response to these data-protection issues in four EU Member States, identifying any difference of approach. Tenderers may submit their tender individually, or as part of a grouping. Prospective tenderers must be able to demonstrate that they have a minimum of two years professional or academic experience in both of the following areas: - Privacy and data protection, at both national and international level; - The development of new online services. Full specifications of the call for tender may be obtained from the European Commission, DG XV. Requests for tender specifications, quoting reference XV/96/20/D, and completed tenders should be sent to: European Commission DG XV - Internal market and financial services 200 rue de la Loi (C-107 6/93) B-1049 Brussels Fax +32-2-2961736