(12) While personal data processed in application of this Regulation might include sensitive data, given the nature of the European citizens' initiative as an instrument of participatory democracy, it is justified to require the provision of personal data to support an initiative and to process such data as far as it is necessary in order to allow statements of support to be verified in accordance with national law and practice.

0 - Preamble (clauses 1-40)

Regulation on the European citizens’ initiative(pdf).
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