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June 21 2017

Ukrainian commissioner's report outlines need for companies to re-evaluate data processing

The Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights, Valeriya Lutkovska, released her annual report to Parliament, which outlines the actions her office took in 2016 in relation to data protection.
 
In particular, the Commissioner summarized the most concerning data protection violations revealed by inspections of data controllers and provided guidance to firms on policies to aid in compliance with Ukrainian data protection legislation. The Commissioner examined 1,306 complaints from data subjects and carried out 76 inspections of data controllers, a large proportion of which included insurance operators and consumer services.
 
The Commissioner also announced that, with the support of the Council of Europe, the Parliament Committee on Human Rights, National Minorities and International Relations had established a working group to amend the Law in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016|679).