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This country report is an evaluation of privacy and surveillance laws, policies and practices in Spain. The 2010 report was updated with the support of the European Commission's Fundamental Rights and Citizenship programme 2007-2013. The report was updated in October 2010 by Antoni Farriols Sola at the Comisión de Libertades e Informática, in November 2010 by Ferran Adell at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and in January 2011 by Javier Sempere at the Agencia de Protección de Datos de la Comunidad de Madrid.

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