Protection of personal data
The right to the protection of personal data is a human right which is also guaranteed by the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia. The protection of personal data is ensured to everyone, irrespective of national origin, race, skin colour, religion, ethnicity, gender, language, political or other conviction, sexual orientation, material standing, birth, education, social status, citizenship, place or type of residence, or any other personal circumstance.
In 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), specifying the data subject’s rights, entered into force at the EU level. Among other things, these rights include the subject’s right to access their personal data and the right to rectification and erasure, the right to the restriction of processing, the right to object and the right to data portability. The Regulation also imposes the obligation for data controllers (i.e. persons responsible for data processing) to provide the subjects with transparent and easily accessible information about the processing of their data.