Partners Serbia, Share Foundation, A11 Initiative, Da se zna, Atina Association and BOS conducted a research on the quality of PDP legal framework and its implementation

05.05.2021.

Partners Serbia, Share Foundation, A11 Initiative, Da se zna, Atina Association and Belgrade Open School conducted a research on the quality of personal data protection legal framework and its implementation in selected policy domains, within the project Reclaiming Privacy: A Tool to Fight Oppression.

Findings of the research are presented in the publication summary "Privacy and Personal Data Protection in Serbia - An Analysis of Selected Sectoral Regulations and Their Implementation". The complete analysis is available HERE (in Serbian).

The publication comprises of the analysis of the actions undertaken by public prosecutors' offices and courts in the Republic of Serbia in personal data protection cases. It further brings an analysis of personal data processing in the healthcare sector in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Then, it presents the implementation of personal data protection standards in the education sector within the Unified Information System in Education. After that, the troubling practice pertaining to the establishment of video surveillance in public areas are examined. The publication continues with two analyses on the absence of appropriate protection of personal data of vulnerable groups – beneficiaries of social assistance under the new Law on Social Cards and LGBT persons under the Rulebook on detailed conditions, criteria and manner of selection, testing and assessment of providers of reproductive cells and embryos. The publication ends with an analysis of the rules and practices of personal data transfer from the Republic of Serbia to other countries.

The purpose of this publication is to help understand the weaknesses of existing regulations and their implementation in specific sectoral areas and to provide recommendations on how to improve the identified situation.

The selection of the relevant thematic areas reflects a high level of commitment to human rights by the organizations implementing the project, going beyond the right to privacy and personal data protection. We hope that, in addition to their main purpose, the presented analyses will help ensure better understanding of the importance of the right to privacy and personal data protection as preconditions for the protection of other rights and freedoms, such as freedom of expression and the right to protection from discrimination, as well as to reaffirm the unbreakable ties between privacy and human dignity.

This publication was published with the financial assistance of the European Union and the Ministry for Human and Minority Rights and Social Dialogue. The content of the publication is the sole responsibility of Partners for Democratic Change Serbia, SHARE Foundation, „Da se zna!” Association, Belgrade Open School, ATINA NGO and A11 Initiative, and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union or the Ministry for Human and Minority Rights and Social Dialogue.

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