Government adopts Law on Personal Data Protection

The Serbian government adopted on Monday the Law on Personal Data Protection which aim is to improve international data exchange and personal data protection, as well as to harmonise domestic legislation with new EU regulations in this area.”

“Citizens have a growing need to protect their data due to increasing frequency of abuse – data such as personal identity number, ID number or bank account number, physical appearance and habits, biometric data, telephone number, IP address, passwords or most frequently visited addresses on the internet,” the government said on its website, adding: 

“The law significantly enhances the protection of citizens’ personal data, both in the domestic legal system and in relation to the presentation of data to third countries. All personal data of Serbian citizens will thus be protected in the same way as in the EU member states.” 

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The adoption of the new law “represents one of Serbia’s obligations in the process of joining the European Union, but also stems from the fact that the text of the applicable law has not been significantly changed for nearly nine years.” 

Since the adoption of the current legal solutions to date, there has been an expedited development of information technologies, which is why there is a need to additionally protect the rights of the persons to whom the data relate to, the government said.

To remind, the Draft of the new Law on Personal Data Protection largely coincides with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and if it is adopted by the yyear-end companies in Serbia will have to abide by almost the same provisions as all legal and natural persons from the EU regarding the protection of personal data.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is actually a new legal framework that determines the way in which the personal data of EU citizens is used.

Under this act, any organization that processes data that pertains to both the EU and non-EU citizens, who live on the border with the EU, will have to comply with the new rules on personal data protection. This regulation specifically targets executives at different companies.

(Politika, 24.09.2018)



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