Tuesday 17 January 2006, by Privacy in Research Ethics and Law (PRIVIREAL)
History of Data Protection in SLOVAKIA
The first dedicated legislation on data protection in Slovakia was Act No. 52/1998 Coll. on the protection of personal data in information systems. The Commissioner for the Protection of Personal Data was charged with supervising the system.
On 1 September 2002 a new Act (No. 428/2002 Coll.) on the Protection of Personal Data entered into force. Its aim was to introduce a more comprehensive system of protection in line with European law as Slovakia aimed to join the European Union. Slovakia was one of the 10 states that gained membership to the EU in May 2004. It has recently been amended by Act No. 90/2005 Coll.
Summary of Data Protection in SLOVAKIA