A task force formed by the Ministry of Justice has finished drafting the new Law on Personal Data Protection that will be submitted for a wide public debate soon – said the Justice Minister, Nela Kuburovic.
“The aim of this law is to provide an efficient protection mechanism for our citizens, and enable international exchange of personal data”, the minister said and added that the task force did take the suggestions of the Serbian ombudsman into consideration when drafting the law.
Speaking at a conference about new rules and regulations regarding the protection of personal data, Kuburovic pointed that the main prerequisite for international exchange of personal data was for everybody to abide by the same rules and protection level.
“We are living in the time of information technologies, and the need to have a free flow of people, goods and capital. In order for this to happen, protecting human rights and freedoms is a must”, the Justice Minister pointed out.
She also informed that the current Law on Personal Data Protection had been implemented since 1st January 2009, and that it has become obsolete considering the many changes in information technology that had happened since then. The new law is not only going to be mindful of these changes but will also take into consideration the social changes that have occurred in the meantime.
The new law is also fully compliant with the chapter 23 of the EU Acquis.
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