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Guidance Note: Ukraine - Data Protection Overview


The Ukrainian Law on Personal Data Protection ('the Law') - which was adopted by the Ukrainian Parliament on 1 June 2010 and became effective on 1 January 2011, regulates, inter alia, personal data processing.

In addition to enacting this Law, the Ukrainian Parliament also ratified the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to the Automatic Processing of Personal Data, on 6 July 2010.

Following the adoption of the Law, other legislative acts providing clarification and support for the Law were approved by different governmental bodies of Ukraine.

On 3 July 2013, the Parliament of Ukraine adopted amendments to the range of laws related to data protection, including the Law. The Amendments has been effective since 1 January 2014 and have fundamentally changed the substance of the whole data protection system of Ukraine.

Some other changes to the Law have been recently introduced and came into force at the very end of May 2014.

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Olga Belyakova