The State Attorney's Office is an independent and autonomous judicial body authorized and obliged to act against perpetrators of criminal offenses and other punishable acts, to take legal action to protect the property of the Republic of Croatia and to submit legal remedies to protect the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia and laws.
The State Attorney's Office consists of 25 municipal state attorney's offices, 15 county state attorney's offices, the Office for the Suppression of Corruption and Organized Crime and the State Attorney's Office of the Republic of Croatia. Each of these 42 state attorney's offices is, in the sense of personal data protection, a separate public authority (separate manager of processing), which, each has a person assigned for data protection person whose contact details are published in the attached table.
More detailed information on the State Attorney's Office can be found at the following internet link: www.dorh.hr
WHAT IS PERSONAL DATA?
Personal data is any information relating to a natural person whose identity has been or can be established (respondent), for example name and surname, address, date of birth and the like.
WHAT IS PERSONAL DATA PROCESSING?
Personal data processing is a procedure or set of procedures that a certain state attorney's office, in the performance of its duties and powers, conducts in relation to the personal data of a certain natural person, such as collecting, storing, finding data, etc.
HOW IS PERSONAL DATA PROCESSED?
The State Attorney's Office processes personal data in accordance with:
- Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (hereinafter: General Data Protection Regulation),
- Act on the Implementation of the General Regulation on Data Protection (Official Gazette, No. 42/18)
- Act on the Protection of Natural Persons in Relation to the Processing and Exchange of Personal Data for the Purposes of Prevention, Investigation, Detection or Prosecution of Criminal Offenses or Execution of Criminal Sanctions (Official Gazette 68/18), transposing into Croatian legislation Directive (EU) 2016/680 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by competent authorities for the purposes of the prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Council Framework Decision 2008/977/JHA (OJ L 119/89, of 04/05/2016).
- Act on the State Attorney's Office (Official Gazette, No. 67/2018)
- Rules of Procedure of the State Attorney's Office (Official Gazette, No. 128/19)
- other procedural regulations (the Criminal Procedure Act, the Civil Procedure Act, etc.)
WHY DOES THE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE PROCESS PERSONAL DATA AND WHAT IS THE LEGAL BASIS OF THE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA?
The State Attorney's Office processes your personal data in the performance of state attorney duties and powers as stipulated by the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia and the laws, i.e. when acting against perpetrators of criminal offenses and other punishable acts, taking legal action to protect the property of the Republic of Croatia, or submitting legal remedies for the protection of the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia and the laws. The basis for the processing of personal data in this case is the execution of a task of public interest and the exercise of the official authority of the manager of processing. Exactly what personal data is collected and processed is prescribed by the State Attorney's Office Act, the State Attorney's Office Rules of Procedure, and other procedural laws (Criminal Procedure Act, Civil Procedure Act, Enforcement Act, Bankruptcy Act, etc.) and depends on the type of procedure and role the State Attorney's Office in that proceeding.
In addition to these cases, the State Attorney's Office may, in order to fulfil its legal obligations, process personal data in recruitment procedures.
For the purpose of protecting legitimate interests (protection of persons and property), the State Attorney's Office may process personal data when recording entries into the State Attorney's Office building or in video surveillance of the State Attorney's Office building.
Also, the State Attorney's Office of the Republic of Croatia respects the privacy of website visitors. No personal data is collected about visitors, except in cases when a visitor himself sends the data by e-mail to. In cases where the identity of the visitor / sender is known, his data is used only for the purpose for which the sender sent it. Nevertheless, a visitor who transmits personal data electronically should take into consideration the limitations of modern information and communication technologies in terms of security and protection of privacy of personal data. The data that is collected, in case the sender submits it himself, is the following: name, surname and e-mail address.
For the purpose of maintaining the security of the system and analysing the performance of the web system, the Ministry of Justice and Administration collects technical data on visitors who are not personally identified by them. The data that is collected serves to improve the work in order to make the visit to this website as pleasant, functional and practical as possible. The processing of this data is necessary for the legitimate interests of the manager of processing (improvement of the website and user experience for users as well as data protection), within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) of the General Regulation. These tasks and powers are prescribed by the provisions of the General Regulation and the Act on the Implementation of the General Regulation. The collected personal data will not be used for automatic decision-making, including profile creation.
PROVIDING PERSONAL DATA FOR USE
The State Attorney's Office, in performing its duties and powers prescribed by the Constitution and law, may have a legal obligation to forward personal data to other state and judicial bodies (courts, law enforcement agencies and other state bodies), and the processing of personal data may include their international transfer (European and international institutions). The legal obligation may arise from national law or European Union law.
We may forward your data collected through the website (technical data on visitors) for use to providers of information and communication solutions and services that act as those who perform the processing. A contract has been concluded with those who conduct the processing, which prescribes in detail the treatment of personal data, so the providers are not able to process your personal data without our order nor forward it on to third parties.
SECURITY OF PERSONAL DATA
The State Attorney's Office collects and processes personal data in a way that ensures adequate security and confidentiality in their processing and enables an effective application of data protection principles, reduction of data volume, scope of their processing, storage period and their availability.
The State Attorney's Office, in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice and Administration, shall take all available technical and organizational protection measures to prevent accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized use, disclosure, inspection or access to data.
TIME PERIOD OF PERSONAL DATA STORAGE
The State Attorney's Office processes personal data until the purpose of processing personal data is fulfilled. After the cessation of the purpose for which personal data collected, it is no longer used, and it remains in the storage system and is stored in accordance with the regulations on the storage of archives material.
WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA?
In general, the rights relating to the processing of personal data include the right to access one's own personal data, the right to correct one's own personal data, the right to delete one's own personal data, the right to restrict the processing of one's personal data and the right to object. These rights are stipulated in detail by the General Regulation, the Act on the Implementation of the General Regulation on Personal Data Protection and the Act on the Protection of Natural Persons in Relation to the Processing and Exchange of Personal Data for the Purposes of Prevention, Investigation, Detection or Prosecution of Criminal Offenses or Execution of Criminal Sanctions.
Likewise, and taking into account the purpose for which personal data is processed, these rights are not absolute, but are subject to the General Regulation and statutory restrictions.
ENSURANCE OF RIGHTS
If you have questions regarding the processing of your personal data or wish to exercise any of your rights related to the processing of personal data in a particular State Attorney's Office, you can contact the Personal Data Protection Officer at that State Attorney's Office, whose contact details are listed in the attached table.
In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation, the manager of processing must respond to the request within one month.
WHO SUPERVISES THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA?
In case of suspicion of violation of privacy and legality of processing, you have the right to file a complaint to the supervisory body:
• Agency for Personal Data Protection
• Selska cesta 136
• 10000 Zagreb
• e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Web: www.azop.hr/
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