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The European Union's Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) has published a report on a survey of personal data protection remedies. The survey indicates the most important problems with bringing claims for infringement of personal data in the EU. Bartosz Marcinkowski, Partner and expert on personal data protection at DZP, was one of those involved in drawing up the country report and he participated in the survey carried out by FRA. He also took part in a seminar "FRA report on personal data protection remedies".
The survey was carried out from April to September 2012 in sixteen EU countries (among others, Poland, Germany, Portugal, Spain and Great Britain) and more than 350 interviews were held with persons who had brought claims or decided not to bring claims for infringement of personal data. The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights in co-operation with FRA through the FRANET network drew up a country report within the survey.
Personal data infringement is usually related to internet processing. Respondents most frequently indicated problems with data protection when using social media or making on-line purchases. They also frequently pointed out personal data infringement in the workplace. The survey highlighted cases where personal data is taken from employees' computers or where employers disclose the data of their subordinates to third parties.
The FRA report (in English) is available here.
FRA also published a handbook on personal data protection which is available here.
From 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies in Poland and other European Union countries. We would therefore like to give you several details on the subject of how DZP processes personal data.
The administrator of the personal data is Domański Zakrzewski Palinka Sp.k. (“DZP”; address: Rondo ONZ 1, 00-124 Warszawa). Data are processed for contact purposes and to impart information on changes to provisions and authority practices and on other issues, including events concerning day-to-day legal, economic and cultural issues, inter alia, by sending DZP newsletters. The above is carried out on the basis of legitimate interests, i.e. in accordance with art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. Data can also be processed where necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract and for compliance with a legal obligation to which DZP is subject, i.e. pursuant to art. 6(1)(b) and (c) of the GDPR. Data can be transferred to entities with whose help DZP achieves the indicated aims, including entities maintaining IT infrastructure. Giving data is voluntary and in contractual relations is a requirement for concluding and performing a contract. It is possible to object to data processing, request access to, rectification and erasure of personal data or restriction of processing and data portability. Data are kept until an objection is made, and in contractual relations – throughout the term of the contract and thereafter for a period specified in provisions on archiving and limitations period for claims. Anyone has the right to file a complaint with the President of the Personal Data Protection Office. Questions concerning privacy at DZP can be sent to DZP’s Data Protection Inspector, Macieja Maciejewskiego, at: email@example.com.
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