Croatia: Ministry of Public Administration Consults on Draft Law Implementing GDPR

On February 21, 2018, the Croatian government released a public consultation on a draft law implementing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), aiming to align the current legal framework on personal data with the new legal requirements.

The act, once in force, will apply to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data; however, processing of data by authorities for purposes of public interest, such as prevention, detection and prosecution of criminal offences or national security and defence, will not fall under the scope of the upcoming act.

In general, the proposed provisions are aligned with the GDPR. Some of the main points of the bill can be summarised as follows:

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