European Data Protection Digest

Nemec Re-elected to Data Protection Office

DATA PROTECTION—CZECH REPUBLIC

June 25, 2010

In a secret ballot Wednesday, the Czech Senate re-elected Igor Nemec head of the Personal Data Protection Office, Prague Daily Monitor reports. Nemec, whose five-year term will begin September 1, said the number of complaints increases by one-third each year. He said a change is required in the way complaints are processed, which would subsequently mean a change in data protection law. The personal data protection office was established 10 years ago and has the authority to check public offices and private firms and can impose fines for violations as well as order the deletion of data.
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