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National Legal Instruments Concerning Protection of Personal Data

Acts, Regulations, Code of Conducts, Code of Practices and interesting Court Statements concerning Data Protection in Lithuania.
  • Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania 
Article 22
The private life of an individual shall be inviolable.

Personal correspondence, telephone conversations, telegraph messages, and other intercommunications shall be inviolable.

Information concerning the private life of an individual may be collected only upon a justified court order and in accordance with the law.

The law and the court shall protect individuals from arbitrary or unlawful interference in their private or family life, and from encroachment upon their honour and dignity.

  • Law on Legal Protection of Personal Data, 11 June 1996, No. I-1374, Last new version 21 January 2003, No. IX-1296 (came into force 1 July 2003). [http://www3.lrs.lt/cgi-bin/preps2?Condition1=208886&Condition2]
  • Law on the Electronics Communications, 15 April 2004, No. IX-2135 [came into force on 1st May 2004, at the present only in Lithuanian]
  • Law on the Public Registers, 13 August 1996, No. I-1490, as last amended on 23 May 2000, No. VIII-1701. [http://www.ada.lt/en/docs/Ist_reg.htm]
  • Law on the Supplement and Amendment to Code on Violations of Administrative Law with the Articles 30(1), 35, 51, 51(14), 51(15), 51(16), 51(17), 89(1),124(1), 209, 214(14), 214(16), 214(17), 214(18), 214(23), 224, 225(2), 239, 241(3), 242, 254, 259, 259(1), 260, 261, 262, 263, 265, 266, 267, 269, 281, 286, 288, 320, 329, 330 [actual wording since 14-02-2004, at the present only in Lithuanian]
  • Law on the Ratification of Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (ETS No 108) as amended by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, 20 February 2001, No. IX-189. [http://www3.lrs.lt/cgi-bin/preps2?Condition1=145636&Condition2]
  • Law on the Ratification of Additional Protocol to Convention 108 Regarding Supervisory Authorities and Transborder Data Flows (ETS No. 181), 18 December 2003, No. IX-1922 [at present only in Lithuania]
Resolutions of the Goverment
  • On the Structural Reform of the State Data Protection Inspectorate, Granting Authorization to the State Data Protection Inspectorate, the Approval of the Regulations of the State Data Protection Inspectorate and the Amendment of the Related Resolutions of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, 25 September 2001, No. 1156. [http://www.ada.lt/en/docs/strucref.doc]
  • On the Reorganisation of the State Register of Personal Data Controllers, Approval of the Regulations of the Register and of the Procedure of Notification by Personal Data Controllers of Automated Processing of Personal Data, 20 February 2002, No. 262. [http://www.ada.lt/en/docs/262-02-02-20.doc]
Orders of the State Data Protection Inspectorate

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