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State Data Protection Inspectorate, Lithuania

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 Law on Legal Protection of Personal Data of the Republic of Lithuania (new wording valid from 16/07/2018);
  • The Law on Legal Protection of Personal Data Processed for the Purposes of Prevention, Investigation, Detection or Prosecution of Criminal Offences, the Execution of Criminal Penalties or the National Security or Defense;
  • Law on Cyber Security of the Republic of Lithuania;
  • Law on Electronic Communications of the Republic of Lithuania;
  • Law on Management of State Information Resources;
  • Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania.


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

State Data Protection Inspectorate (SDPI) – is one the personal data supervisory authorities in the Republic of Lithuania. The SDPI is a Government institution. Budgetary institution maintained by the state budget and other state money funds. The SDPI is accountable to the Government and acting in the area of activity of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania.

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

The SDPI monitors the application of General Data Protection Regulation, the Law on Legal Protection of Personal Data of the Republic of Lithuania law and the Law on Legal Protection of Personal Data Processed for the Purposes of Prevention, Investigation, Detection or Prosecution of Criminal Offences, the Execution of Criminal Penalties or the National Security or Defense, Law on Electronic Communications of the Republic of Lithuania, and other laws and ensures that these legislation are applied (except for the Journalist ethics inspector competence):
  • carries out supervision of data controllers;
  • participates in policy making – drafts and to coordinates legal acts which ensure personal data protection;
  • provides consultations and information for data subjects and organisations;
  • helps data subjects to ensure their rights to privacy and personal data protection – examines the complaints of individuals;
  • fulfills international obligations.

SDPI is not responsible for the supervision of the processing of personal data:

  • of deceased persons;
  • in courts, when they dispense justice;
  • when data are processed for national security and defence purposes.

It is also important to pay attention that the Office of the Inspector of Journalist Ethics is another supervisory authority of the Republic of Lithuania, responsible for supervision of data processing carried out for journalistic purposes or the purpose of academic artistic or literary expression.

4) Contact information

State Data Protection Inspectorate
L. Sapiegos st. 17
LT-10312 Vilnius

Phones:
+370 5 271 2804, +370 5 279 1445
Fax:
+370 5 261 9494
e-mail:
ada@ada.lt


  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