Employee Data Privacy

Serbia - Data Protection Officer

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What is, and which organizations have to appoint a DPO?


A Data Protection Officer (DPO) is a person in charge of verifying the compliance of personal data processing with the applicable law. The DPO communicates information on processing personal data such as its purposes, interconnections, types, categories of data subjects, length of retention and department(s) in charge of implementing processing. DPOs may be required by law or recommended.


Employers may be required to appoint a Data Protection Officer, depending on the company’s data processing operations. Under the Serbian Data Protection Law (2018), companies must appoint a Data Protection Officer when:

  • by nature, scope or purpose, the company’s core activities require large-scale, systematic and regular monitoring of data subjects; or,
  • a company’s core activities consist of processing special categories of personal data and data relating to criminal convictions/offences on a large-scale.


UKG's HR Compliance Assist team relies on a network of internal and external compliance experts and lawyers to provide clients with best practices and recommendations on topics such as HR document retention, employee data privacy, and HR electronic records. HR Compliance Assist also provides local compliance monitoring and alert services in select countries where UKG's customers have employees. HR Compliance Assist is a service exclusively available to UKG customers.

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