Data protection

Privacy notice

 

The processing of personal data within the Police of Lithuania is governed by internal rules on the processing of personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR), the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Legal Protection of Personal Data, the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Legal Protection of Personal Data, Processed for the Purposes of Prevention, Investigation, Detection or Prosecution of Criminal Offences, or the Execution of Criminal Penalties, or National Security, or Defence and the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Police.

Your data controller is:

  • the Police Department under the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Lithuania, legal entity code: 188785847, Saltoniškių St. 19, 08105 Vilnius, Lithuania, tel. +370 700 60000, e-mail: info@policija.lt,where the processing of personal data is carried out by automated means (with the use of computers containing digital databases), or

  • police units under the supervision of the Police Department under the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Lithuania (structure and contacts available at: http://policija.lrv.lt/en/structure-and-contacts/police-department-contacts) – where the processing of personal data which form part of a filing system is carried out by other than automated means or where the processing involves the use of video and/or audio devices in the possession of the respective police unit.

We process your personal data in the exercise of the main tasks of the police pursuant to the Article 5 of the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Police for the purposes of: protecting human rights and freedoms; ensuring public order and safety; providing emergency assistance for those in need of it; preventing, detecting and investigating criminal offences and other violations of law; maintaining road safety. Accordingly, in most of the cases the legal basis of the processing of your personal data is to fulfill our legal obligations, to protect your vital interests or to perform a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority as defined in Article 6(1)(c), Article 6(1)(d) and Article 6(1)(e) of the GDPR. In some other less frequent cases, in particular for the purposes of our administrative-organisational needs, we might ask you to give your consent to the processing of your personal data or we might need to process your personal data in order to perform our contractual obligations or to take other necessary steps prior to entering into a contract, or for the purposes of our legitimate interests.

As a data subject, under the GDPR you have the right to:

  • information about the processing of your personal data (Art. 12-14);

  • obtain access to the personal data held about you (Art. 15);

  • ask for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete personal data to be corrected (Art. 16);

  • request that personal data be erased (‘right to be forgotten’) (Art. 17);

  • request the restriction of the processing of your personal data (Art. 18);

  • receive your personal data in a machine-readable format and send it to another controller (‘data portability’) (Art. 20);

  • object to the processing of your personal data (Art. 21);

  • withdraw your consent at any time (Art. 7(3));

  • not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling (Art. 22);

  • lodge a complaint with the State Data Protection Inspectorate (Art. 77).

You can implement your rights by submitting a written request to the Police Department under the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Lithuania or to the appropriate police unit by post, electronic means, in person or through a delegated person. Please note that we will need to verify your identity (be prepared to show your identity document in person, sign your electronic request using an electronic signature or accompany your request submitted by post or through a delegated person with a copy of your identity document certified as authentic by a notary public). If you want to submit a request for the implementation of your rights, we highly recommend you to use our model request form.

If you want to lodge a complaint with the State Data Protection Inspectorate, please go to the official website: https://vdai.lrv.lt/en/.

In case you have any further questions concerning your rights as a data subject or the processing of your personal data within the Police of Lithuania, do not hesitate to contact our data protection officer at dap@policija.lt.

Last updated: 20-05-2020