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June 21 2017

Poland's new draft data protection act

The Polish Ministry on Digital Affairs has published a new draft personal data protection act that will accompany the entry of the EU General Data Protection Regulation in Poland.
The draft has not been finalized and will be put out to public consultation. The major changes mostly concern procedural aspects of proceedings carried out by the Polish data protection authority aimed at providing effective legal tools.
Other suggested changes include new powers of the Polish DPA, changes to administrative fines versus civil claims, new powers that will require data controllers and data processors to be always ready for inspection and the fact that information security administrators that are active on May 24, 2018, will act as data protection officers until September 1, 2018.