BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA LAW ON THE PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA

Concerns about cybercrime and identity theft lead to the enactment of Bosnia and Herzegovina Law on the Protection of Personal Data 2006, which intends to protect citizens’ right to privacy. The law provides for the establishment of an Agency for Protection of Personal Data, which is still in the process of being formed. In the interim, the Ministry of Justice regulates data access control and transfer. This article provides a synopsis of this privacy law.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What rights do individuals in Bosnia and Herzegovina have to access personal data?
How are the data subject’s rights enforced?
What penalties can be imposed on data controllers or processors who violated the law?

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