Data Protection Law Amendments Come Into Effect
On 20 December 2012 the Law "On Amendments to the Data Protection Law (the "Amendments") became effective upon its official publication.
To remind, the main provisions of the Amendments inter alia relate to:
- abolition of the requirement to register databases of employees' personal data;
- classification of the EU countries and the members of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data as countries with "sufficient level of data protection";
- permission to process an individual's personal data if a contract with such an individual (or for his/her benefit) is concluded. In this case no additional consent from the individual for processing of personal data is required;
- certain extension of individuals' rights with respect to their personal data.
For further information please contact partner Oleksandr Padalka
and senior associate Illya Onyschenko