This paper aims to demonstrate the necessity of the implementation of the Law on the Protection of Personal Data in Kosovo (LPPD). The Law on the Protection of Personal Data is related to several key legislations from different areas such as human rights protection, criminal justice, anti-corruption, telecommunications, civil registration, the private sector and others. Thus, there is a great concern that some of these legislations are outdated and there are also concerns raised for the potential lack of harmonization with this law. The paper points out that some key processes have started recently without considering the Law on the Protection of Personal Data. There are only few individuals who are aware of the existence of this law and the rights of citizens deriving from it. Moreover, the State Agency for the Protection of Personal Data (which is responsible for the implementation of the Law on the Protection of Personal Data) has not been fully functionalized yet.
The policy brief was prepared in the framework of the TRAIN programme (Think Tanks Providing Research and Advice through Interaction and Networking) of the German Council on Foreign Relations.
The KCSS would like to thank the Open Society Foundation – Think Tank Fund for their overall institutional support in strengthening the capacities and skills of KCSS researchers.