Reuse of personal data for new purposes
In Article 4.2 in the LOPD, it is specified that personal data may not be processed for purposes that are incompatible with the purpose for which it was originally collected. However, the article also states that the “further processing of the data for historical, statistical or scientific purposes shall not be considered incompatible”.
Communication of data
The personal data of a data subject may be communicated to third persons if the data subject has consented to the transfer (cf. Article 11.1 of the LOPD), or e.g. the transfer is made “between public administrations and concerns the retrospective processing of the data for historical, statistical or scientific purposes” (cf. Article 11.2 e) of the LOPD). See exemption from consent
Third country transfer
Transfer of personal data to countries outside the EEA is only permitted provided that the Director of the AEPD has given prior authorisation for the transfer (cf. Article 33.1 of the LOPD). Moreover, the adequacy of the level of protection by the country of destination shall be assessed and authorised by the AEPD (cf. Article 33.2 of the LOPD).
LOPD. Organic Law 15/1999 of 13 December on the Protection of Personal Data (LOPD). Agencia Española de Protección de Datos (AEPD). [Online]. Unofficial English translation available at: http://www.agpd.es/portalwebAGPD/english_resources/regulations/common/pdfs/Ley_Orgaica_15-99_ingles.pdf, [accessed 17.07.2014].