Ms. Valeriya Lutkovska: "I hope that assessment mission of international experts will become the catalyst of intensification of legal registration of cooperation between Ukraine and Europol"

11/12/2014 12:00

The Commissioner for Human Rights declared it upon results of a meeting with Europol's experts who arrived in Kiev for an assessment of state of protection of personal data in Ukraine.

"This meeting long-awaited as, despite the long relations between Ukraine and Europol, our relations, unfortunately, have not yet necessary legal ground. Therefore I hope what exactly results of this assessment mission will become the catalyst of intensification of legal registration of such cooperation", – Ms. Valeriya Lutkovska noted.

Carrying out an assessment of state of protection of personal data in Ukraine is one of prerequisites of conclusion of agreement concerning expeditious cooperation of Ukraine with Europol. In this regard, the European experts are interested in an issue of practical realization of powers of the Commissioner concerning control over observance of the legislation in the sphere of protection of personal data in Ukraine.

According to the Representative of the Commissioner for protection of personal data Mr. Markiyan Bem, control over observance of the legislation by law enforcement bodies in the sphere of protection of personal data is separate priority activity of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the sphere of protection of personal data. Now Department for protection of personal data which is structural division of the Secretariat of the Ukrainian Parliament  Commissioner for Human Rights, accomplished work concerning analysis of the received normative and legal acts and reference materials (names of bases, grounds, purposes, terms and an order of processing, structure of personal data etc.) and started to study practical functioning of the indicated bases of personal data. In particular, in October this year verification of creation, administration and use of the dactyloscopic account by law enforcement bodies is begun. The generalized results of these verifications will be highlighted in the Annual report of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights on a state of observance of the rights and freedoms of the person.