Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation), hereinafter referred to as the General Data Protection Regulation, shall generally apply directly to police data processing as of 25 May 2018.




In addition to data processing covered by the General Data Protection Regulation, data processing by police authorities for the purposes of crime prevention and law enforcement remains governed by the provisions of Act CXII of 2011 on the Right to Informational Self-Determination and Freedom of Information (hereinafter referred to as the Information Act).




Under Article 30 of the General Data Protection Regulation and Section 25/E (1) of the Information Act, police data processing authorities are required to maintain records of their data processing activities.


To fulfill the information obligation prescribed by Articles 13-14 of the General Data Protection Regulation and Sections 16 (1)-(2) of the Information Act, the unified data protection registry of the Police, as well as the electronic data protection registries of individual police data processing authorities, can be found on the data protection portal. In the data protection registries, data subject information notices providing preliminary information on each data processing activity are categorized under separate menu items according to their subject matter.


Under Section 33 (2) c) of the Information Act, police authorities are required to publish the public information they manage, which must be made publicly available, on the Police's website. Additionally, they must connect to the unified public data search system in accordance with Section 37/A of the Information Act. To fulfill this publication obligation, the public information included in the general, special, and unique publication lists of each police authority can be accessed on the data protection portal.