Report on Implementation of The Law on Free Access of Information of Public Importance and The law on Personal Data Protection in 2009.

1.INSTITUTION OF THE COMMISSIONER

1.1. Status, Powers and Responsibilities

The Commissioner for Information of Public Importance is an independent and autonomous public authority, established under the Law on Free Access to Information of Public Importance in 2004. Under the Law on Personal Data Protection of October 2008, he was renamed Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection (hereinafter: the Commissioner) upon receiving new powers as of 1 January 2009.

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ON THE LAW ON FREE ACCESS TO INFORMATION

1.1. Content of the Law and protection

The right on free access to public information is established under the Law on Free Access to Information of Public Importance (hereinafter: the Law) enacted in early November 2004. The basic content of the Law is the right of citizens to access documents held by public authorities, firstly the right of theе requester to be avised by the authority whether it holds or has access to the requested information, then the right to access the document containing the information and finally the right to receive a copy of the document.

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BACKGROUND
1.1. Freedom of access to information of public importance and its enforcement

The Law on Free Access to Information of Public Importance, enacted in early November 2004, introduced the freedom of access to information held by public authorities for citizens, the media and other stakeholders and established the institution of the Commissioner for Information of Public Importance as an independent and autonomous public authority responsible for enforcing and safeguarding this freedom.

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