The Commissioner for information of public importance and personal data protection has notified the public of the appointment of Živković Samardžić as the representative of SNAP Inc. under the Serbian Data Protection Act.
Similar to the Article 27 of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 in the EU, Serbian Data Protection Act, in its Article 44, requires data controllers or processors processing personal data of Serbian citizens, if not established in Serbia, to designate representatives who should act on their behalf and may be addressed by Serbian supervisory authority, the Commissioner for information of public importance and personal data protection.
Failure to appoint representative is a misdemeanour in Serbia, pursuant to the Article 95 of the Data Protection Act. SHARE Foundation, a local non-profit organization, active in data privacy field, has recently filed misdemeanor complaints against several global tech corporations for their failure to appoint representatives in Serbia.
If you have any questions regarding the privacy and protection of personal data in Serbia, please contact Živković Samardžić Technology, Media and Telecommunications Partner Slobodan Kremenjak (firstname.lastname@example.org), or any of your regular contacts at Živković Samardžić.