In order to exercise certain rights, you provide personal data to various organizations, companies, and individuals every day. For example, the credit card number when you shop, data on the health status of insurance companies, when filling out various forms for obtaining credit, discounts in markets or stores, for obtaining membership cards in libraries, video clubs; data on participation in sweepstakes and trips, etc.
Personal data is information relating to an identified natural person or an identifiable natural person.
Personal data is contained in the registers of births, marriages, and deaths. The following are particularly important: the first name, last name, citizen’s identification number, residential address. Telephone number, bank account number, occupation, type of education, pseudonym, marital status, photograph, sexual orientation, biometric and genetic data, etc. are also personal data.
Personal data should be processed and stored in accordance with the Law on the Protection of Personal Data and other legal regulations that regulate this matter.
Whenever you provide personal data, you should be careful and informed about the purpose for which the personal data is collected.
All personal data do not enjoy the same degree of protection. There are special categories of personal data, and the citizen’s identity number enjoys special protection as a personal data based on which the identity of a certain person can be reliably determined.
Guidelines for the right to protection of personal data
Informant on “The rights of citizens as subjects of personal data”