Czech Republic: New Act on Data Processing Has Been Adopted by Czech Legislative Authorities
Czech legislative authorities have adopted a new act on data processing and that has recently been signed by the Czech President.
The Act implements the General Data Protection Regulation, and stipulates specific rules of data processing for journalistic, academic, artistic or literary purposes. The Act further stipulates data protection obligations of public authorities regarding prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offenses, or the execution of criminal penalties, or ensuring state security or public order and internal safety. The Act also establishes sanctions for data breaches.