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Lithuania: VDAI issues recommendation on processing of debtors' personal data

The State Data Protection Inspectorate ('VDAI') announced, on 5 January 2022, that it had issued a recommendation on the processing of debtors' personal data. In particular, the VDAI outlined that the recommendation aims to facilitate an understanding of the rules applicable to the processing of debtors' personal data under the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) ('GDPR') and discusses key data protection considerations such as data processing principles, lawful grounds for processing, and the roles and duties of relevant parties.

Notably, the VDAI highlighted that that the exercise of the data subject's rights enshrined in the GDPR does not imply a debt review, further emphasising that the exercise of data subjects rights does not affect the debtors' contractual obligations to the creditor and that the VDAI does not have the power to decide on debt calculation methods, or the existence or absence of debt, interest, and reasonableness.

You can read the press release here and the recommendation here, both only available in Lithuanian.