|Data Protection Registration Required in Ukraine by Year End|
Squire Sanders Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, December 12, 2011
Ukrainian legislation requires that databases controlled by Ukraine-based entities (residents and non-residents) be registered with the Ukrainian authorities by 1 January 2012. Below please find a brief description of the requirements pursuant to the Ukrainian Law "On Protection of Personal Data" (PDP Law) and procedures that must be followed.
Registration of Personal Data
Any existing databases must be registered by 1 January 2012. If any new databases are created after 1 January 2012, they may be registered at any time according to registration procedure.
You can find the application form (in Ukrainian) on the official Data Protection Service website.
No other documents (such as lists of individuals, copies of data protection consent forms, descriptions of the data in the database, etc.) are required.
Registration is free of charge, and applications may be filed on the Data Protection Service website (with electronic signature) or sent by mail. If all registration documents are in order, a certificate of registration should be issued within 10 working days.
For more information on the PDP Law or guidance on other data privacy issues in Ukraine, please contact one of the lawyers listed in this alert.