Jun 12

Data Protection Act No. 101/2000 Coll. Repealed in Full


Since May last year, GDPR has been talked about everywhere and it has influenced the corporate and personal lives of every one of us, if it were only by signing an extra paper or consent. Since May 2018, GDPR alias General Data Protection Regulation has been constituting the current legal framework for data protection throughout the entire European area.

In this country, it has in fact replaced Act No. 101/2000 Coll., on data protection. This Act was not repealed immediately as of 25 August 2018 but a new act, a so called adaptation act, was under preparation in the legislation process. The adaptation act implements certain provisions of the general regulation directed to the Member States. By the new act, the application of data processing and protection principles also to the processing to which GDPR does not apply was stipulated. As far as the laying down of rights and obligations is concerned, GDPR and the Act are not different; both lay down the rights and obligations directly to the addressees. The new Act No. 110/2019 on data processing is not, in relation to data processing under GDPR, an independent act, unlike the previous Act No. 101/2000 Coll . on dat a protection.

In relation to GDPR, it is both a necessary “supplement” expressly anticipated by GDPR and an independent act for areas not regulated by GDPR.

As of 24 April 2019, the Data Protection Act No. 101/2000 Coll. has been repealed in full.

On the same date, Act No. 110/2019 Coll. on data processing entered into effect, where GDPR is the main legal framework for data protection.

Recommendation: Please check your contracts, documents or any other outputs for references to the repealed Act No. 101/2000 Coll. If you are not sure whether an outdated formulation of a certain provision or clause needs significant modifications or adjustments to fit the current legislation, do not hesitate to contact us any time. We will be glad to assist you.