The Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection has completed the first phase in writing of the inspection procedure over the implementation and enforcement of the Law on Personal Data Protection of operators providing services of "broadband access", i.e. Internet access to natural persons.
The inspection was carried out by delivering a standard questionnaire to operatorsthat they were obliged toanswer it and enclose supporting documents, as evidence of stated answers.
Out of 184 operators inspected, 162 operators answered the questionnaire and provided requested supporting documents. Requests for initiating offence proceedings will be filed against 22 operators that failed to answer the questionnaire, and against those operators who only answered it pro forma, and actually obstructed the inspection procedure.
Due to the fact that answers given by a large number of operators can be reasonably questioned in terms of genuineness and accuracy, and many other reasons, the Commissioner estimates that direct inspection on site must be carried out, i.e. at headquarters of a number of operators. Such procedure will be conducted, regardless of available, modest, inadequate staff.
In this context, Rodoljub Saric said the following: