General Data Protection Regulation has been applied in European Union since May 25th.
This document brings novelties, imposes high standards of personal data protection, strengthens the role of the authorities for data protection and foresees the possibility that the competent authority imposes a financial administrative fine for the data subject or data controllers who violate the law, even up to 20.000.000 euros.
Montenegro, a country seeking membership in the EU will comply Law on Personal Data Protection with the provisions of the GDPR.
The provisions of the GDPR do not refer to prevention disclosure and prosecution of perpetrators of criminal offences, but are regulated by Directive EU 2016/680 with which the Law on Personal Data Protection will also be harmonized. For the realization of this task, Ministry of the Interior formed a Working group whose members are two representatives of the Agency.
The GDPR provides for the obligation of the data controllers and processors of personal data to appoint a personal data protection officer who will be the first contact point in the event of a violation of the right.
By adopting the new Law on Personal Data Protection that transposes the provisions of the GDPR, Montenegrin citizens will be ensured the level of protection of personal data that citizens of EU have.
AGENCY FOR PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION
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