SEC: Election Bodies to Comply with Law on Personal Data Protection

These days, the Municipal Election Commissions (MEC) in accordance with the Electoral Code are already submitting lists of candidates for councillors and mayors. “All MEC as an election body are obliged to comply with the provisions of the Law on Personal Data Protection, according to which the protection of personal data and the right to privacy regarding the processing of their personal data are decisively regulated,” said State Election Commission Vice President Ditmire Sheh. SEC President Aleksandar Dastevski also stressed that the Municipal Election Commissions must be careful because, as he said, although the provision of personal data is prohibited by a special law, it is punishable under the Criminal Code and some actions that will be taken on that occasion will depend on the law enforcement agencies.