|Articles: CZECH REPUBLIC|
-DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY-
Data Protection Office Plays Key Role In Czech Politics
Personal Protection Data Office (UOOU) plays a crucial role in Czech politics, specifically in the “privatization of power.” The UOOU has the ability to not only make decisions concerning the protection of privacy of common people, but also the privacy of people working in state administration and politics.
In June, the Supreme Administrative Court (NSS) granted citizens the right to know the “pay of persons paid from public budgets,” and it was severely scrutinized by the UOOU for giving the right to information superiority over the right to privacy. In spite of the ruling, some offices refused to provide the required information. “The quality of Czech democracy is at stake” because politicians are attempting to control public institutions and economies and are continually “building barriers to what one can learn about the decision-making in politics.”