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Who’s Who Legal, the leading global organization for the independent ranking of law firms, recommended Tijana Žunić Marić as a Global Leader in the field of Data Protection in its global guide Data: 2020, as the first attorney in Serbia to have received such an acknowledgment. Tijana has also been recommended as a Global Leader for the second year in a row in the Data: 2021 guide. In the Data: 2022 guide, along with Tijana, Attorney at Law Jelena Đukanović was included as the Global Leader for Data Privacy & Protection.
Moreover, Who’s Who Legal recognized Partner Tijana Žunić Marić and Jelena Đukanović as Thought Leaders for Data Privacy and Protection in the Thought Leader Data 2023 guide, as well as Partner Tijana Žunić Marić in Thought Leader Data 2021 and Thought Leader Data 2022 in the field of Data Privacy & Protection.
In its Data: 2023 guide, Who’s Who Legal ranked three Zunic Law Firm lawyers in the field of Data, more specifically, Information Technology law and Data Privacy & Protection, making Zunic Law the law firm with the most internationally recognized recognitions in this field in Serbia.
Partner Tijana Žunić Marić was recognized as a Global Leader in two areas, for Data Privacy & Protection, as well as Information Technology, while Partner Nemanja Žunić was ranked as a Global Leader in the field of Information Technology. In addition, for the second year in a row, Attorney at Law Jelena Đukanović was ranked as a Global Leader in the field of Data Privacy & Protection.
GDPR impacts every company that processes personal data of European residents. Non-compliance can result in severe fines – up to 4% of global annual revenue or 20 million EUR.
A company that is GDPR compliant regularly trains its staff. Our attorneys specializing in data protection and privacy have extensive experience in conducting data protection and GDPR awareness training for clients from multiple sectors – from information technology, finance, and fitness to education, and e-commerce.
Starting from August 2019, the Serbian Data Protection Act has revolutionized standards for processing personal data of Serbian residents and introduced considerable fines for non-compliance. We make sure all aspects of your business are aligned with the new law – from the processing of the HR data to digital marketing.
DATA PROTECTION OFFICER AS A SERVICE
Just like under the GDPR, Data Protection Act in Serbia obliges you to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO) if you:
- are a public authority (except for courts acting in their judicial capacity)
- carry out large scale systematic monitoring of individuals
- carry out large scale processing of special categories of data or data relating to criminal convictions and offenses.
Personal Data Protection Act in Serbia sets the same requirement as Article 27 of the GDPR. If you process personal data of the citizens in Serbia, and you do not have a registered seat in Serbia, you need to appoint a country representative.
The representative is the point of contact for all questions concerning the data protection and the contact for data protection supervisory authorities. Failure to appoint the representative may lead to severe penalties under the Serbian law.
DATA REPRESENTATIVE FOR SERBIA
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