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Announcement for the processors of biometric and special category personal data

12/11/2015

The Agency for Personal Data Protection under the RA Ministry of Justice announces the necessity to submit notifications — prescribed by Article 23 of the RA Law “On personal data protection”— by the processors of biometric and special category personal data to the Agency. Concurrently, the Agency announces that following the entry into force of Article 189.17 of the RA Administrative Offences Code, the processors of personal data who will continue failing to submit the notifications prescribed by law will be subjected to administrative liability.

Please submit the notifications to the Agency for Personal Data Protection under the RA Ministry of Justice at 41a Halabyan, Yerevan.

It is to be reminded that the RA Law “On personal data protection” has entered into force since 1 July 2015 pursuant to part 3 of Article 23 thereof: “the processor — prior to the processing of biometric or special category personal data — shall be obliged to notify the authorised body for the protection of personal data on the intention to process the data”. Pursuant to part 2 of Article 29 of the RA Law “On personal data protection”: “The processors, which have processed personal data prior to the entry into force of this Law and continue to process personal data after the entry into force of this Law, shall be obliged to send the mandatory notification provided for by this Law to the authorised body for the protection of personal data by 1 September 2015”.

Pursuant to part 4 of Article 189.17 of the RA Administrative Offences Code: “Failure to notify to the authorised body for the protection of personal data by the processor of personal data or violation of the procedure of notification shall entail imposition of penalty in the amount of 50-fold to 100-fold of the minimum salary”. Article 189.17 of the RA Administrative Offences Code shall enter into force from 1 January 2016.

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