|OVERVIEW||Liechtenstein has enacted a comprehensive Data Protection Act which implements the EU Data Protection Directive.|
|GENERAL PRIVACY LAWS||Data Protection Act|
|PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION LAWS AND REGULATIONS||Data Protection Act 2002 covers all data processing within Liechtenstein.|
|TYPE OF DATA PROTECTED||Personal Data|
|WORKPLACE PRIVACY LAWS||
The Employment Act 2000 provides, under Articles 8(3) and (4), that agencies may only collect job seekers' information and pass it on to employers to the extent that is necessary for putting candidates forward for roles.
The Data Protection Act allows the use of video surveillance in publicly accessible places if it is necessary to safeguard justified interests for specifically regulated purposes.
|TRANSBORDER TRANSFERS||The Data Protection Act expressly prohibits the transfer of personal data outside of Liechtenstein if it would seriously endanger the subjects' privacy.|
|FINES AND SANCTIONS||Sanctions may be imposed for breaches of the Data Protection Act. All sanctions are at the request of the injured party. Sanctions include civil and criminal penalties, including imprisonment.|
|OTHER PRIVACY LAWS AND REGULATIONS||
The Bankengesetz (Banking Act 1992) is the principal statute regulating the banking industry.
Physicians' Act 2003 requires doctors to maintain records for all patients, covering medical histories, diagnoses, prognoses, prescriptions and other information on the nature and extent of the consultative, diagnostic or therapeutic services provided
Electronic Communications Act 2006) regulates electronic communications in Liechtenstein, and implements a number of EC directives, including Directive 2002/58/EC