Personal data protection, case II SA/Wa 1495/08

March 30th, 2009, Tomasz Rychlicki

The Voivodeship Administrative Court in Warsaw in its judgment of 3 March 2009, case file II SA/Wa 1495/08 decided on the protection of personal data and providing and operating online services such as websites about users’ classmates. The VAC ruled that in accordance with article 6(2) of the Polish Act of 29 August 1997 on the Protection of Personal Data – PPD – (in Polish: Ustawa o ochronie danych osobowych), unified text published in Journal of Laws (Dziennik Ustaw) of 6 July 2002, No. 101, item 926, with subsequent amendments, not only information on the current situation of an individual decide whether one is dealing with personal data, but also information relating to what a person did and who one was in the past. It means that such data are protected under the Act on Protection of Personal Data.

See also “Polish regulations on personal data protection” and “Polish case law on personal data protection“.