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NEW UKRAINIAN LAW TO PROTECT PERSONAL DATA

August 2010 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group .

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The Law of Ukraine “On Personal Data Protection” (“Law”) comes into effect on 1 January 2011. The Law contains a number of important provisions regarding the protection of personal data (“PD”) being processed and concerns both individuals and legal entities. The Law provides general and specific requirements to companies processing their personal databases (“PDB”).

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The European Union regulates personal data protection through Directive 95/46/EC. Ukraine adopted its PD protection law as it had to meet the requirements set by EU and contained in their joint agreement titled "Cooperation Matrix". The document provides for the recognition of the Council of Europe Convention of 28 January 1981 for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data. In Russian Federation data protection law was also enforced.

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