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Processing of Personal Data

Personal data will mean any data that will allow the identification of an individual. Processing of personal data will mean any proceedings, involving personal data.

Webpage of the Ministry of Finance

Upon visiting the website, the data to be collected and stored about visitors will be limited to

  • Internet address (IP address) of the used computer or computer network,
  • Web browser of the computer used and operational system’s software version,
  • Time of visit (time, date, year).

IP-addresses are not linked to the information that would allow the identification of individual. Data will be collected about the section of the website visited and the length of the visit. The collected information will be used to compile statistical information about the visits to use it for developing he website and making it more convenient for the visitors.

Request for explanation, memorandum, information request and miscellaneous correspondence

The activities of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications are public. The Ministry, when doing its work, will receive personal data, including sensitive and private personal data. Such information may reach the Ministry as the consequence of correspondence. This is also possible when the person concerned is a party to certain proceedings.

All the requests for explanation, memorandums, information requests (addresses) will include some personal data (for example, name, contact information, description of problems, related to the person etc.). A letter, received from another institution (for example, a copy to the answer given to the person’s address) may also include personal data. All the addresses and letters, arriving at the Ministry, will be recorded in an appropriate document register.

Personal information will be used to answer to the inquiries. Should this involve an inquiry from a third person, personal data will be disclosed in the minimum amount necessary.

If another authority has the competence, required for giving an answer to a letter, the letter will be forwarded to the authority concerned. The sender will be informed that his/her letter was forwarded.

According to the Public Information Act, the Ministry will be required to disclose a part of the results of its work on Internet, in the public document register of the Ministry. Therefore, the information of correspondence is visible in a public document register. Here it is important to distinguish whether the documents are subject to restricted access or not. Documents, covered by access restriction, can be only reviewed after making an information request.

Correspondence with private persons is usually subject to restricted access. Should someone review the correspondence of a private person and file an information request, the contents of the letter will be reviewed to decide whether the document can be issued, either in part or in full. Contact information will be removed from documents that will be issued; this includes e-mail or postal address or telephone number (with the exception of correspondence concerning representatives of legal entities or authorities). Otherwise, restrictions to access will depend on the contents of document. Possible grounds for restricting access are specified in the Public Information Act.

Documents with restriction on access will be only issued to authorities and individuals, entitled to request such documents by right, provided by law (pre-trial procedure, court of law).

By general rule, addresses and letters, addressed to the Ministry, will kept for five years. After the five year term the documents will be destroyed.

Statistical information and reviews on correspondence are disclosed impersonally, without giving any names.

Applying to work and practice

Only the employees, involved in the recruitment process, will review the documents of the candidate. These documents and information won’t be made available to third parties. The Ministry assumes that the individuals, suggested by the candidate for reference, can be contacted without asking a permission. If the candidate is not selected, his/her information will be kept until the end of the recruitment process. Information about working in the Ministry is public information.

The right to inspect personal data

Everyone will have the right to review personal information collected about him/her and to demand introducing corrections to inaccurate data.


Last updated: 27 July 2017