The Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection considers the estimates that the termination of the Portal of Courts of Serbia, which has been explained as the consequence of the ruling adopted by the, misinterpretations of the meaning and content of the ruling.
Pursuant to the Law on Personal Data Protection (LPDP) the Commissioner's ruling pronounced a ban against the Ministry of Justice relating only to further processing, i.e. publication of personal data of parties and other entities involved in the proceedings before courts, because it is performed contrary to the law and without legal grounds, and the ban does not apply to the operation of the Portal as a whole.
As previously mentioned, the Commissioner deems the Portal of Courts a useful and good tool to offer a wealth of information regarding the work of courts to the public on a proactive basis: on the jurisdiction and organization, on judges, on the number and types of civil disputes, criminal proceedings, extra-judicial proceedings and enforcement proceedings, on the manner of communication with the court, bills for court fees and deposits, and many other data regarding the operation of courts. There are no statutory limitations for the publication of the data (of course, with exception to those listed in the ruling on the ban) and the Commissioner in this regard expects the Portal of Courts to continue to operate smoothly.
In addition to the above, the Commissioner Rodoljub Sabic has stated the following: