GDPR’s First Two Years – Guideline for Serbia’s DP Practitioners

BDK Advokati’s senior associate Milica Basta spoke at the online conference “Data Protection – 2020” hosted by the agency Forum Media from Belgrade.

Data Protection in the Education Sector

BDK's senior associate Milica Basta participated in the International Symposium for Directors of Primary and Secondary Schools, organised by the publishing company Klett from Belgrade. The event took place on 27-29 February 2020 in Vrnjačka Banja, and gathered almost 400 school directors from Serbia and Montenegro.

Serbia Gets its Standard Contractual Clauses

The Serbian Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection issued on 16 January 2020 the long-awaited Standard Contractual Clauses that became applicable on 30 January 2020. Serbian SCCs are not designed as a cross-border transfer instrument first and foremost. Rather, the clauses apply to a controller-processor relationship irrespective of where the controller and the processor operate. In line with that, Serbian SCCs follow the structure of the data processing agreement as prescribed by Article 28 of the GDPR, i.e. by the corresponding Article 45 of the Serbian DP Act (2018).

BDK Advokati Holds a Seminar on Data Processing in the Workplace

Milica Basta, senior associate at BDK Advokati, has held a seminar on the processing of personal data in the employment context for the representatives of Serbian companies. The event took place on 26 September 2019 in Belgrade and was hosted by Forum Media.


A GDPR Perspective on Scientific Research in Times of a Pandemic

Scientific research has always been a primary focus for the EU with the sharing of data for this purpose being promoted in the fundamental treaties of the Union. Recently, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency has indicated it is now more than ever necessary for institutions to collaborate to obtain “robust and interpretable evidence” in view of finding a safe treatment for COVID-19.

I know where you are. Does anyone else know?

To ensure individuals to comply with measures to contain its diffusion and reduce the risk of exposure, governments may seek to process personal data, such as location data of individuals.

Serbia: COVID-19 and Data Processing in the Workplace

The Serbian data protection authority has not issued any guidance on the processing of personal data in the workplace, during the coronavirus outbreak. Serbian employers who wish to know the boundaries of permissible data processing under the current circumstances are left with the task of identifying the limits wholly by themselves.