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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 Poland.

  • The Constitution of the Republic of Poland (art. 47, art. 51)
Art. 47:
Everyone shall have the right to legal protection of his private life and family life, of his honour and good reputation and to make decisions about his personal life.

Art. 51:
  1. No one may obliged, except on the basis of statute, to disclose information concerning his person.
  2. Public authorities shall not acquire, collect or make accessible information on citizens other than that which is necessary in a democratic state ruled by law.
  3. Everyone shall have a right of access to official documents and data collections concerning himself. Limitations upon such rights may be established by statute.
  4. Everyone shall have the right to demand the correction or deletion of untrue or incomplete information, or information acquired by means contrary to statute.
  5. Principles and procedures for collection of and access to information shall be specified by statute.

  • The Act on the Protection of Personal Data of 29 August 1997 (last update 30.08.2001) [www.giodo.gov.pl]

  • The Act on the Protection of Personal Data of 29 August 1997 (with amendments which will enter into force on May 1, 2004) [www.giodo.gov.pl]

    (On 17 February 2004 the President of the Republic of Poland signed the Act of 22 January 2004 on the Amendment of the Act on the Protection of Personal Data and the Act on Remuneration of Person Holding State Managerial Posts. The amended provision will enter into a force on the day the Repulic of Poland acquires the European Union membership, i.e. May 1, 2004. )

  • Law enforcement provisions to the Act on the Protection of Personal Data [www.giodo.gov.pl]

  • The Act of 18 July 2002 on providing services in electronic way [www.giodo.gov.pl]

  • Statements of Supreme Administrative Court concerning protection of personal data [www.giodo.gov.pl]

  • Statements of Polish Data Protection Authority (Inspector General for the Protection of Personal Data) [www.giodo.gov.pl]


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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