Having an independent status, the Information and Privacy Agency has the legal responsibility for supervising the legitimacy of personal data processing and access to public documents.
Advising public and private bodies, deciding on submitted complaints, inspections, and controls, informing the public, and promoting and supporting basic rights for protecting personal data and access to public documents are part of the main activity area within the Agency’s mission.
In order to fulfill its mission, the Agency aims to achieve the following objectives:
• Raise citizens’ awareness about the right of protection of personal data and privacy and access to public documents;
• Supervision of the legality of data processing through inspections and controls, as well as control of the provision of access to public documents by public institutions;
• Enhancing the cooperation and coordination of work with other bodies and institutions, as well as with international mechanisms and institutions, in order to protect and promote the right of protection of personal data and privacy and access to public documents;
• Professional development of the Agency’s personnel, the full functionalization of the organizational structure, as well as the provision of additional work spaces;
• Information and awareness-raising campaign for public opinion through relevant activities;
• Holding of meetings, conferences, regional cooperation and signing of regional and international agreements in the field of personal data protection;
• Possibilities for the implementation of the Law on Protection of Personal Data and the Law on Access to Public Documents relate to the raising of citizens awareness by closely cooperating with local and international authorities, civil society, and in the drafting and implementation of various projects.