The National Commission for Data Protection is an independent authority established by the law of 2 August 2002 on the protection of persons with regard to the processing of personal data.

It is responsible for checking the lawfulness of files and any collection, use and transmission of information about identifiable individuals and in this context must ensure the respect of fundamental freedoms and rights of natural persons, in particular of their privacy.

Its task also extends to ensuring that the provisions of the modified law of 30 May 2005 on the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector are respected.

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