UDC 343.45:340.134(4-672EU)
Biblid: 1451-3188, 17 (2018)
Vol. 18, No 66, pp. 87-107
DOI:

Оriginal article
Received: 01 Jan 1970
Accepted: 01 Jan 1970

THE EUROPEAN UNION DIRECTIVE 2016/680 ON PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA

Paunović Nikola (Министарство спољних послова), dzoni925@gmail.com

The protection of natural persons with respect to the processing of personal data is a fundamental right prescribed by Article 8 (1) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and Article 16 (1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). Rapid technological development and globalization brought new challenges to the protection of personal data. The technology allows the processing of personal data on an incredible scale in order to carry out activities such as prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offenses or the execution of criminal sanctions. The European Union, therefore, adopted the Directive 2016/680 on 27 April 2016, which regulated the protection of natural persons for the processing of personal data by the competent authorities for the purpose of prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offenses or for the enforcement of criminal sanctions, i.e. to facilitate the free movement of such data, together with the General Data Protection Regulation EU 2016/679 (GDPR). The author deals with the analysis of the content of the Directive and the purpose of its adoption. The author devotes special attention to the issue of the importance of the EU Directive 2016/680 for the legal order of the Republic of Serbia. In this regard, the author appeals to raise awareness of the importance of the EU Directive 2016/680 in the process of adopting a new Law on the Protection of Personal Data and harmonization of internal legislation with the EU acquis in this area.

Keywords: Data processing, processing, personal data protection, natural persons, competent authority, control