GDPR: The Czech Republic Has Finally Adopted National Legislation

On 12 March 2019, the Czech Republic approved a legislation incorporating the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation ‘GDPR’ (Regulation (EU) 2016/679).

The Chamber of Deputies approved the final version of the Data Processing Act repealing the previous Act No. 101/2000 Coll. (Personal Data Protection) that was partly inapplicable from the day the GDPR came into force (25 May 2018). Along with the Data Processing Act, minor changes to dozens of statutes concerning personal data processing were also passed.

As the GDPR was enacted to achieve harmonized legal standards for personal data processing across the EU, the Member States are allowed derogations only in specific pre-defined circumstances. At the same time, the Member States are obliged to ensure the compliance of national regulations with the GDPR on certain provisions, for instance, those concerning the freedom of speech and the right to information.

The Data Processing Act will enter into force on the day of its publication in the Journal of Law after being signed by the President. ..Read more..

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