Lodge a complaint

NB: A complaint must be lodged in Polish.

In case of violation of the provisions of the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (GDPR) the data subject can lodge a complaint with the President of the Personal Data Protection Office (President of the Office). After having conducted the proceedings in the case, the President of the Office - if there has been a violation of the provisions – shall, by means of an administrative decision, order to restore compliance with the law in accordance with Art. 58 para. 2 of the GDPR. A natural person may lodge a complaint with the President of the Office if the irregularity concerns the processing of his/her personal data. If the complaint concerns the processing of personal data of another person, a power of attorney granted by that person to represent him/her in proceedings before the President of the Office is necessary.

Who can be a proxy?

  1. a natural person1;
  2. non-for-profit body, association or organization, which has statutory objectives which are in the public interest and is active in the field of the protection of data subjects' rights and freedoms.2

1 The power of attorney must meet the requirements indicated in Art. 32-34 of the Act of 14 June 1960 - Code of Administrative Procedure (Journal of Laws of 2017, item 1257, with amendments)

2 Article 80 para. 1 of the GDPR

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