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Fico to surprisingly change own data law

Prime Minister Robert Fico is making concessions to businesses and changing the law on personal data protection, the Sme daily wrote in March 20.

Prime Minister Robert Fico is making concessions to businesses and changing the law on personal data protection, the Sme daily wrote in March 20.

The ruling Smer passed law last year, which firms slammed citing high costs and red tape. The cabinet quite unexpectedly incorporated some of changes demanded by firms into the law on March 19; radically cutting fines, for example. The bill, passed in a fast-track proceeding, changes the compulsory character of imposing fines. Whether the office will impose the fine will mostly depend on the gravity, time-span, and impacts of the unlawful activity.

The firms however say, according to Sme, that this is not enough. The amendment approved by the government should be passed in parliament in fast-track legislative proceedings. Some speculate that the shift is an attempt by Fico to gain the support of businesspeople in the presidential election.

(Source: Sme)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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