Data protection laws
Law Nr. 9887, date 10.03.2008 “On protection of personal data”, changed by Law Nr. 48/2012 “On some additions and changes to Law Nr. 9887/2008 “On the protection of personal data”, changed to Law Nr. 120/2014 “On some additions and changes to Law Nr. 9887/2008″ On the protection of personal data”141.
The Constitution of the Albanian Republic and Law Nr.119/2014 “For the right to information”142 are directly related to the right to information encouraging integrity, transparency and responsibility of public authorities.
The Commissioner for the Right to Information and Protection of Personal Data143 is the authority in charge of supervising and monitoring the protection of personal data and the right to information by respecting and guaranteeing the fundamental human rights and freedoms in compliance with the law.
Also, the Ombudsman144 (People’s Advocate) whose role is observation and implementation of civil rights has the competencies in reference to Law Nr.119/2014 “For the right to information”.
Constitution of the Republic of Albania: Article 35
- No one may be obliged, except when the law requires it, to make public the data connected with his person.
- The collection, use and making public of data about a person is done with his consent, except for the cases provided by law
- Everyone has the right to become acquainted with data collected about him, except for the cases provided by law.
- Everyone has the right to request the correction or expunging of untrue or incomplete data or data collected in violation of law.