Prishtina, March 8, 2022 – In order to understand Kosovo’s legislation on data protection, as well as the impact of European and other data protection regulations on the business community, the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo, has organized a roundtable on the impact of personal data protection regulation on businesses.
Krenare Sogojeva Dermaku, Commissioner of the Information and Privacy Agency, said that this agency oversees two laws, that of access to public documents and the protection of personal data. Sogojeva Dermaku added that the law on personal data protection is a complete transposition of the provisions of the general regulation on data protection (GDPR). Further, she said that it is important that institutions and society, in general, be aware of the protection of personal data, adding that the agency she leads, in addition to the work they do, has found space and time to promote the implementation of this law. Sogojeva Dermaku offered cooperation with private sector institutions, expressing that they are ready to provide advice and assistance in drafting internal legal frameworks for the protection of personal data.
Blendi Zhitija, the Legal and Associate at PwC Kosovo and Albania, said that it is important that institutions that collect personal data are as transparent as possible with clients, and in line with Kosovo’s legislation and GDPR.
Members present at this forum also discussed the importance of Kosovo’s law on personal data protection and GDPR, regarding the position of personal data protection officers in the institutions that collect this data. At the same time, it was discussed what is meant by legal data processing and the right to forgetting.