The Giodo And The Protection Of Personal Data In Poland

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.”) In order to supervise the protection of personal data, this Act established the Inspector General for Personal Data Protection (Polish abbreviation: “GIODO”) an independent natural person appointed by the Sejm (Lower Chamber of the Parliament) with the consent of the Senate (Upper Chamber.)

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the legal duties of the GIODO?
What are the main rights of the GIODO?
What decisions can the GIODO take?
What limitations apply to the GIODO’s activities?

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