wellcome to the official website of the Croatian Personal Data Protection Agency
We would like to take this opportunity to invite you on a tour through our site for you to gain information about the work of our Agency and about rights and obligations in the framework of the Act on Personal Data Protection in the Republic of Croatia, which has been approximated with the EU legislation and the Council of Europe´s Convention No. 108, assuring the highest level of protection.
The right to personal data and privacy protection represents one of the fundamental human rights. The Croatian Personal Data Protection Agency has been founded with a purpose to protect the above-mentioned rights of the citizens, but also to warn of their obligations all those responsible for personal data collectting, processing and transfering.We hope that you will find our website useful and informative.
28.5.2015. Statement of the Croatian Data Protection Agency Croatian DPA, (in further text: DPA) faced with a media lynch that followed after the Conflict of the Interest Board in Croatia removed from its website the property cards of the government officials, has tried, using reasonable and legal arguments - to send a message to the general public about a completely false presentation of its decision and has also denied unfounded and unverified facts imputed to the DPA, primarily emphasized the fact that DPA has never ordered the removal of the property cards nor it has ever ordered the removal of the legally publicized data of the government officials. more27.5.2015. Statement of the Croatian Data Protection Agency Croatian DPA (in further text: DPA) based its decision on the provisions of the Act on Prevention of the Conflict of Interest, Article 8, where it is clearly stated which personal data of the government officials are public and can be published without the consent of the government officials. (Art. 8 para. 10) Croatian DPA did not prohibit the collection of data, nor imposed any hiding of personal data, but it has only ordered the removal from the Internet of the data which are not prescribed to be published on line by the Act on Prevention of the Conflict of Interest, hereinafter, (COI Act) and therefore the said publication do not comply with EU law (Directive 95/46 of the EU Parliament and the Council). In this regard, DPA also indicated to the provision of Art. 145 of the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia which states - "the exercise of rights arising from the acquis communautaire is equated with the exercise of rights guaranteed by the Croatian legal system.“ more