GI-DEC-DS-238/03


The Inspector General for Personal Data Protection, hereinafter called the Inspector General, has received information that Company X upon concluding with natural persons contracts on provision of telecommunication services in the framework of network Y collects their personal data, including image and description by copying specified documents, in particular ID Cards.

In the light of valid legal provisions, the scope of data which can be processed by a public operator does not include image and description. Because of the above, the Inspector General ordered the Company X by means of an administrative decision to restore the proper legal state in the course of processing of personal data of natural persons with whom the Company X concludes contracts on provision of telecommunication services, by ceasing the collection of their data in the scope of image and description.