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Data protection is a success factor

The Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman safeguards the rights and freedoms of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data. For us, data protection is a factor of success: for individuals, it means better protection of their personal data and the ability to manage it, while for businesses, it generates a competitive advantage based on responsible operations.

Read more about the organisation of the Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman


Our operating principles:
freedom of independent action, harnessing the power of the community, professionalism, proactiveness and guidance

The cornerstones of our strategy:
anticipation and prioritisation, competence, guidance based on information and alliances

Our values:
communality, fairness and independence, timeliness, creativity, transparency and intelligibility

Our goals

  • We will promote the citizens’ right to the protection of privacy and trust in the transparency of personal data processing in an increasingly digital society.
  • We will successfully implement the objectives and effects of the data protection reform in national legislation and the activities of authorities.
  • We will take preventive action to deter personal data breaches.
  • We will promote the awareness of citizens, controllers and data processors of their rights and obligations related to data protection.
  • We will promote the development of a single digital market within the EU.

Focus areas for 2022

  • Rights of the data subject and children’s privacy
  • Creating tools for SMEs for assessing the level of data protection
  • Clarity of the roles of controllers in the public and private sectors
  • Cloud services and transfers of data to third countries
  • Data Protection Officers
  • Clarification of the authority’s powers
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