Article 87
Processing of the national identification number

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There is no recital in the Regulation related to article 87.

There is no recital in the Directive related to article 87.

The GDPR

Like the Directive, Article 87 allows the Member States to set specific conditions for the processing of a national identification number or of any other identifier of general application. 

The same provision states that the use of this identifier must be supported by appropriate safeguards designed to protect the rights and freedoms vested in the people affected by the Regulations.

In other words, the Member States are free to define the specific conditions for the processing of a national identification number or any other identifier of general application, provided that the rights and freedoms of the data subject pursuant to this Regulation are safeguarded.

The Directive

Pursuant to Article 8 (7) of the Directive, the Member States shall determine the conditions under which a national identification number or any other identifier of general application may be processed.

An example is that Belgian and French legislatures have adopted specific laws governing the consultation and the use of the National Register of Natural Persons, of the National Repertory of Identification of Natural Persons (RNIPP).

Potential issues

We do not see at first instance any particular difficulty of implementation when a specific system already exists in a Member State.

Regulation
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Art. 87

Member States may further determine the specific conditions for the processing of a national identification number or any other identifier of general application. In that case the national identification number or any other identifier of general application shall be used only under appropriate safeguards for the rights and freedoms of the data subject pursuant to this Regulation.

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No specific provision

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Art. 80b

Member States may determine the specific conditions for the processing of a national identification number or any other identifier of general application. In this case the national identification number or any other identifier of general application shall be used only under appropriate safeguards for the rights and freedoms of the data subject pursuant to this Regulation.

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Art. 8

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7. Member States shall determine the conditions under which a national identification number or any other identifier of general application may be processed.

No specific provision.

 

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