Processing Personal Data Under The Law Of Poland – Part Two

In Poland, the processing of personal data is regulated by the Act of August 29, 1997 on personal data protection (the “Personal Data Protection Act.”) The principles set forth in this Act derive from fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution, in particular Articles 47 and 51 of this text, which concern the rights to protection of private life, the right of access to official documents and data collections, and the right to demand the correction or deletion of untrue or incomplete information, or information acquired by means contrary to the law.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What specific rules apply to the processing of sensitive personal data?
What are the rights of the data subjects?
What remedies are available when these rights are not respected?


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