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Croatian Personal Data Protection Agency

Contents:
  1. Legal grounds for the protection of personal data in the national legislation
  2. The status and the legal position of national DPA
  3. The legal rights and the limitations of the national DPA
  4. Contact information
1) Legal grounds for the protection of personal data in the national legislation:

The right to the protection of personal data is one of the fundamental rights of every human being. The purpose of the personal data protection is the protection of private life and other human rights and fundamental freedoms in the collection, processing and use of personal data. The protection of personal data in the Republic of Croatia is a constitutional category and every citizen is guaranteed the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms regardless of citizenship and residence, and regardless of race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other belief, national or social origin, birth, education, social status or other qualities.

The Republic of Croatia, as a member state of the Council of Europe, has accepted the provisions of Convention 108 (Convention on the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data) and has enacted the Act on Confirmation of the Convention on the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data and the Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data regarding Supervisory Authorities and International Exchange of Data.

We emphasize the fact that the General Data Protection Regulation is directly applicable in the Republic of Croatia since 25th May 2018. The Republic of Croatia has enacted The Act on Implementation of General Data Protection Regulation („Official Gazette 44, No. 44/2018) to ensure full implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation in Croatia.

In the Republic of Croatia there are more than 130 acts that regulate the area of personal data protection in specific sectors (lex specialis).

Some of the most important acts enacted with the purpose of the implementation of directives of the European union in national legislation regarding protection of personal data are:

Act on transmission and processing of passengers in air traffic in order to prevent, creating, investigating and pursuing a criminal procedure for criminal offenses of terrorism and other threats of criminal offenses (transposing Directive 2016/680/EU), Act on Electronic Communication (transposing Directive 2002/58), Act on the protection of natural persons relating to processing and exchange of personal data in order to prevent, research, discrimination, or persecution of criminal offenses or execution of criminal sanctions (transposing Directive 2016/681/EU).

2) The status and the legal position of national DPA:

The supervisory authority within the meaning of the provision of Article 51 of the General Data Protection Regulation is the Croatian Personal Data Protection Agency (hereinafter: the Agency). The Agency is an independent public authority.

3) The legal rights and the limitations of the national DPA:

The Agency is independent in its work and is responsible for its work to the Croatian Parliament.

The Agency is not responsible for the supervision of the processing of personal data in area of the national security and defense and regarding processing of personal data by courts and other judicial bodies when acting in judicial capacity.

4) Contact information:

Croatian Personal Data Protection Agency

Martićeva 14, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia

Tel. 00385 (0)1 4609-000
Fax. 00385 (0)1 4609-099
Web sites: www.azop.hr


  The administrator of this web site is:
Personal Data Protection Office
ul. Stawki 2; PL-00-193 Warszawa
Phone: +48 (22) 531 03 00, Fax: +48 (22) 531 03 01, e-mail: kancelaria@uodo.gov.pl