Privacy Protection and its Infringements – Topical Issues in Legislation
Technological development also brings an increase in possible infringements into privacy, including their new forms. In particular, collecting and processing of numerous categories of personal data represents a very significant interference with privacy; in many cases, these infringements are in fact directly imposed by legal regulations. The intended purpose of such personal data processing is often fight against terrorism and preventing and combating crime generally, but also for example facilitation and supervision of tax collection.
Many of these privacy infringements have been subject to a scrutiny of the Court of Justice of the EU or the European Court of Human Rights. In other cases, national courts of the EU member states have assessed the impact of these data collecting cases on the fundamental human rights.
This paper identifies the most significant privacy infringements by public authorities and briefly describes their stated purpose, the extent of the processing and the authorized authorities.
JUDr. Miroslav Uřičař
JUDr. Miroslav Uřičař, partner of LEGALITÉ law firm, specializes in privacy protection, personal data protection, compliance, litigation court and arbitration proceedings, administrative law and regulatory issues related to network industries, especially the electronic communications industry and also ICT law and related areas.
Miroslav is a member of the Commission on Public Law – the Commission on Administrative Law of the Legislative Council of the Czech Government and member of the remonstrance commission of the Energy Regulatory Office. He is also an arbitrator of two arbitration courts, the Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the CR and the Agricultural Chamber of the CR and the International Arbitration Court of the Czech Commodity Exchange, member of the Editorial Board of International In-house Counsel Journal, legal expert of the scholarly magazine on information systems security, administration and risk management Data Security Management and member of the UNICEF CR Executive Committee.