Data Protection

Serbia appoints new Information Commissioner

The ruling party in Serbia has appointed Milan Marinovic as its new Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection.

Marinovic will now supervise independent monitoring of citizens’ data subject access requests from state bodies, and work to ensure that these are fulfilled correctly.

Since 2014, Marinovic has worked in a presidential capacity at the Misdemeanour Court in Belgrade, and has worked as a judge at the court since 2009 where he also facilitated in the drafting of new law.

In accordance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, Serbia’s citizens are now legally entitled access to data held by state institutions and corporate entities. The Information Commissioner in Serbia helps to supervise this process and ensure that EU law is respected.