PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION/ GDPR
Introducing newly implemented Personal Data Protection act, Law Firm Cvjetićanin & Partners participated in several conferences and in that way, educating general public about its novelties. New Personal Data Protection act is almost 100% harmonized with European regulations -namely-GDPR.
Our legal team has held numerous educational seminars introducing new Data Protection Officers with its rights and obligations.
For companies and other legal entities, when needed, experts from our legal team can serve as appointed Data protection officers (DPOs).
Belgrade Bar chamber gave its opinion on this matter, stating that Attorneys, even do they provide independent legal service, can be appointed as DPOs.
After the Court of Justice of the European Union had invalidated Privacy Shield by its widely known “Schrems II” decision, the European Commission On 4th June 2021 issued two new sets of standard contractual clauses (SCCs).
As it is well known, these contractual clauses serve to ensure appropriate data protection safeguards for data processing and data transfers. As the SCCs adopted under the previous Data Protection Directive 95/46 became obsolete, European Commission issued modernized SCCs under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in that way replacing the existing ones. For example, with new SCCs are prescribed additional obligations for processors, data importers, as well as data security obligations, data retention restrictions, etc.
Earlier, in this regard, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted Guidelines for personal data transfer from EEA to NON-EEA countries (eg. USA, UK).
In addition to preventive services, Law Firm Cvjetićanin & Partners also provide representation in court proceedings related to personal data breach, as well as in proceedings in front of the Personal data protection Commissioner.