The Commissioner for Information of Public Interest and Personal Data Protection, appeals regarding publication of the link leading to the database of a large number of personal data in the daily Kurir (Courier), to all media to definitely abstain from such actions.
The authorizations of the Commissioner do not pertain to data processing by the media, but the Commissioner warns all media that by such actions they unnecessarily expose to risk citizens' data and they expose themselves to liability for damage which can result from this.
The Commissioner expects from the authorities, primarily from the Ministry of Interior, to completely clarify the circumstances under which illegal data processing of a large number of citizens occurred.
Without wanting to have a potential negative impact on the activities of the Ministry of Interior, the Commissioner can currently confirm the facts and indications speaking that this is about: data base of members and "secure" voters of one political party (DS – Democratic Party), that this is absolutely and relatively big data quantity (around 150,000 people), that the data compromising is a consequence of the activity of people, out of which some are very young, even under age, and that the server of the SendSpace service, where the link towards the database has been placed, is located abroad (USA).
The Commissioner, as many times before, evaluates that this event is just another confirmation of irresponsible relationship of the state towards the status in the field of personal data protection. The Commissioner reminds that besides several of his warnings to a couple of governments, including the current one, no Action Plan has been articulated for implementing the modern personal data protection standards, as well as that preparing and passing several necessary enactments in the normative sphere, and measures and activities in the education field have been omitted.
Further maintenance of such relationship shall necessarily create negative implications both to the civil rights and to the country reputation.