398. Personal data and confidential information.

Protection and control over personal data falls within the scope of 'private life' and Article 81 imposes limits on the manner in which, and purposes for which, the state may collect, store, disseminate and otherwise process personal data2. The systematic collection and storing of data on particular individuals may amount to an interference with Article 8 rights3, particularly if it is information relating to a person's distant past or where it is false and likely to injure their reputation