5.1.8 Data protection laws
There are no data protection laws in Albania. However, there has been some limited progress in this area. The Ministry of Justice is revising the 1999 Law on Protection of Personal Data to bring it into line with the EU legislation and Council of Europe standards. However, an independent data protection supervisory authority with sufficient powers over the public and private sectors and sufficient resources is not yet in place. Preparations in the field of data protection are at an early stage in Albania.