On 21 March, Karanovic & Partners held the “New Serbian Data Protection Law – Everything You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask” presentation at our Belgrade office. The event was attended by over 70 representatives from leading Serbian companies, as well as legal and HR professionals.

Partner* Goran Radošević and Senior Associates* Sanja Spasenović and Milica Filipović, lawyers with extensive proficiency and experience in data protection matters in Serbia, presented the novelties and particularities foreseen by the new Serbian Data Protection Law and the GDPR.

This new piece of legislation incorporates most of the solutions offered by GDPR, meaning that GDPR standards will become part of Serbian legislation in five months – and thus be applicable to all domestic companies.

Our data protection lawyers elaborated on some frequently asked questions about the new law and the GDPR:

  • what are the key novelties being introduced,
  • which companies need to comply with both the Serbian law and the GDPR and what are the main differences between the two,
  • what are the conditions for processing personal data and transferring them abroad, and,
  • what measures need to be taken to harmonise business with the new rules and avoid sanctions.