Data Protection Laws In Slovenia

The Constitution of Slovenia guarantees protection of personal data and Slovenia legislature has enacted comprehensive laws in the area of data protection, which accords with the European standards. In light of this constitutional assurance and to gain acceptance as a member of the European Union (“EU”), Slovenia enacted data protection legislation that applies to personal data submitted to or collected within its territory, or where the person collecting personal data is located in Slovenia, or is a Slovenia diplomatic representative abroad. This article provides a brief description of Slovenian Personal Data Protection Act.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What limitations are placed on the collection of personal information under the Act?
What are the specific duties of persons who are in control of collecting and processing personal data?
What are the roles and powers of the Inspectorate for the Protection of Personal Data and the Ombudsman of Human Rights, respectively?

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