|OVERVIEW||On June 1, 2010, Ukraine’s parliament adopted a bill on the protection of personal data, which introduces a comprehensive regulatory regime for data processing in the country. The bill was signed by the President of Ukraine on June 24, 2010, and came into force on January 1, 2011.|
|ENACTED||Passed 2010, effective 2011.|
|GENERAL PRIVACY LAWS||Currently, data protection in Ukraine is governed by several laws, including the Ukrainian Constitution, the Civil Code and the Law on Information.|
|PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION LAWS AND REGULATIONS||
Law on Protection of Personal Data became effective January 1, 2011.
The Law on Information (1992, with amendments 2000 and 2002) determines general legal principles for receiving, using, distributing and keeping information, secures its protection and defends an individual and society against incorrect information.
The Law on Data Protection in Automatic Systems was adopted in 1994. Amendments and changes were introduced in 2004. This Law and respective government resolutions are aimed at establishing regulative principles of legal relations concerning data protection in databases "under observance of property rights of Ukrainian citizens and legal entities to information and access to information".
|TYPE OF DATA PROTECTED||Personal Data|
|WORKPLACE PRIVACY LAWS||Law on Protection of Personal Data|
|TRANSBORDER TRANSFERS||Law on Protection of Personal Data|
|FINES AND SANCTIONS||The Data Protection Commission enforces the Federal Act. The Commission can render decisions and award damages.|
|OTHER PRIVACY LAWS AND REGULATIONS||On July 6, 2010, Ukraine’s parliament adopted the Council of Europe’s Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (ETS No. 108) and its additional protocol to the convention regarding supervisory authorities and transborder data flows.|