The President of UODO initiated two proceedings against the Chancellery of the Sejm
The President of the Personal Data Protection Office (UODO) initiated two proceedings against the Chancellery of the Sejm (lower chamber of the Polish Parliament) based on a complaint by a natural person and ex officio in a case concerning the processing of judges’ personal data included in the list of judges supporting the candidates' application to the National Council of the Judiciary. Provisions in this case were issued on 29 July 2019.
Until the final decision is issued, the President of UODO issued decisions obliging the Chancellery of the Sejm to limit the personal data processing in the abovementioned cases.
According to the Art. 70 para. 1 of the Act on the Personal Data Protection, if, in the course of the procedure, it is plausibly demonstrated that processing of personal data infringes personal data protection provisions and further processing thereof may cause serious and hard-to-remove consequences, to prevent such consequences the President of the Office may, by way of a resolution, oblige the entity being challenged with the infringement of the personal data protection provisions to limit processing of personal data, indicating the permissible scope of such processing. According to the Art. 70 item 2 of the Act on the Personal Data Protection, in the resolution referred to in para. 1 the President of the Office shall indicate the duration of time for which the limitation of processing of personal data shall apply, which shall not be longer than until the day on which the resolution ending the procedure in the case is issued.
The provisions are final. A party has the right to lodge a complaint with the Voivodeship Administrative Court in Warsaw, within 30 days of their delivery, through the President of the Personal Data Protection Office.