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GDPR Legislation in Poland

GDPR Legislation in Poland

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has entered into force on 25 May 2018 and it includes the principles related to collecting, storing and using personal information as well as the liabilities and sanctions for Polish companies that process user data and fail to observe the rules.

The new GDPR regulation concerns entrepreneurs from various business fields, more specifically, all and any business that collects personal data either on a national or international level. The wide applicability range of these rules and the fact that the financial sanctions are significant has determined companies in Poland to seek proper guidance and assistance. 

Our team of Polish lawyers is here to help you understand how these rules apply in Poland and how your business will need to adjust the data collection policies in order to meet the new provisions.

GDPR introduced in Poland

The new General Data Protection Regulation became applicable in Poland for all entrepreneurs and companies that collect personal data from their clients. Examples include but are not limited to banks, insurance, and financial institutions in general, telecommunications and internet services providers and many other businesses. The GDPR regulations apply irrespective of company type and size and small companies, as well as sole traders that collect personal or sensitive data about their clients, are also targeted.  

Legislators in Poland have considered introducing a number of exemptions to the GDPR law earlier this year, however, those proposals were in contradiction with the core provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation. While some exemptions for small and medium-sized companies in Poland have continued to be discussed, it is not yet certain that the Polish Ministry of Digital Affairs will implement the said exemptions. 

Our team of attorneys in Poland can give you more details about any recent changes as well as the Polish data protection authority and compliance for companies.

Legal aid for observing the new GDPR terms in Poland

The experts at our law firm in Poland are ready to offer you complete legal aid for implementing the new data protection rules. The main types of services offered by our attorneys are detailed in the list below:

  • Personal data inventory: we can help you determine the types of data that need collecting as well as preparing an inventory of the processed personal information.
  • Data retention and notification: data retention verification as well as compliance with the need to inform clients that their data is being collected.
  • Personal data protection: legal aid for introducing and preparing data protection policies and also included here is legal counseling on data processing agreements.
  • Specialized counseling: personalized support and analysis for your company as well as legal representation, as needed.

Please contact our law firm in Poland if you have any questions about our services related to GDPR compliance.