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Serbia: Poverenik submits Annual Report for 2022 to National Assembly

The Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection ('the Poverenik') announced, on 24 February 2023, that it submitted, on 21 March 2023, the Report on the Implementation of the Law on Free Access to Information of Public Importance and the Law on Personal Data Protection in 2022 to the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia. In particular, the report provides that, in 2022, the Poverenik dealt with a total of 18,701 cases, compared with 12,221 cases in 2021, and, in particular, in the area of free access to information of public importance there were 13,285 cases, in the area of personal data protection there were 4,116 cases, and in both areas there were 1,300 cases.

Moreover, the report highlights that the Poverenik completed proceedings in a total of 17,672 cases, compared to 12,210 in 2021, with 12,769 cases in the area of free access to information of public importance, 3,589 cases in the area of personal data protection, and 1,314 cases in both areas.

You can read the press release here and the report here, both only available in Serbian.