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Agency for the Protection of Personal Data and the Free Access to Information (Montenegro)

Contents:
  1. The legal grounds for personal data protection in Montenegro
  2. The legal position of the Personal Data Protection Agency
  3. The legal rights of the Personal Data Protection Agency
  4. Contact information

1. The legal grounds for personal data protection in Montenegro

Right to protection of personal data in Montenegro has been ensured in the Constitution. Art. 43 states as follows: "The protection of personal data shall be guaranteed. It is prohibited to use personal data for purposes other than those for which they were collected. Everyone shall have the right to be informed about the personal data collected about him or her and the right to court protection in case of abuse." This provision is implemented by the Personal Data Protection Act (Official Gazette of Montenegro 79/08 and 70/09), available in English at http://www.azlp.gov.ba/index.php?type=1&a=pages&id=2

2. The legal position of the Personal Data Protection Agency

The Personal Data Protection Agency is an independent, autonomous legal entity with supervisory powers. Chairman of the Agency as well as members of the Council of Agency are responsible to Parliament.

3. The legal rights of the Personal Data Protection Agency

Competencies of the Agency are regulated in art. 50 of the Personal Data Protection Act. It reads as follows:

The Agency shall:

  1. perform supervision over the protection of personal data in accordance with this law;
  2. decide on requests for protection of rights;
  3. deliver opinions with regards to the application of this law;
  4. give consent with regards to the establishment of personal data filing systems;
  5. deliver an opinion in the case of doubt whether a set of personal data is considered a filing system within the meaning of this law;
  6. monitor the application of organisational and technical measures for the protection of personal data and propose improvement of such measures;
  7. put forward proposals and offer recommendations for the improvement in the protection of personal data;
  8. deliver an opinion as to whether a specific way of personal data processing puts rights and freedoms of individuals at risk;
  9. cooperate with authorities responsible for supervising the protection of personal data in other countries;
  10. cooperate with competent state authorities in the process of development of regulations relating to protection of personal data;
  11. put forward proposals for assessment of constitutionality of laws and constitutionality and lawfulness of other regulations and general acts which govern the issues of personal data processing and
  12. perform other tasks in accordance with this law.
4. Contact information

Podgorica
Ul. Kralja Nikole br. 2
tel / fax : 00382 20 634 883
tel / fax : 00382 20 634 884
tel : 00382 634 894
E-mail: azlp@t-com.me





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