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Data Protection

Full wording of Act no. 122/2013 on Personal Data Protection as amended by Act no. 84/2014

The full wording of Act no. 122/2013 on Personal Data Protection as
amended by Act no. 84/2014 was published in the Collection of Laws of
the Slovak republic under number 136/2014.

(the Act No. 140/1961 of the Collection of Laws as amended)

Section 89

(10) Foreign public official means any person holding the function

a) in the legislative or judicial body or in the body of public administration of a foreign country

b) in the enterprise with the decisive influence of the foreign country or in the international organisation established by the states or other subjects of the public international law, if the power to manage the public affairs is connected with this function and the criminal offence was committed in connection with this power.

(11) Corruption means the bribery and any other behaviour in relation to the persons with

entrusted powers in the public or private sector, which contradicts the duties resulting from their position of public official, state employee, private employee, independent agent or other relationship of this kind and is aimed at obtaining the undue advantages of any kind for themselves or other persons.

(12) Undue advantage is understood the advantage, the recipient is not entitled to under the law to accept or receive it, besides advantages permitted by the law or administrative

rules as well as minimum gifts, gifts of very small value or socially acceptable gifts.

Section 125 Distortion of Data of Economic and Commercial Records

(1) Who, with the intention to provide for himself or for other person with undue advantages, states false or considerably distorted data or conceals the obligatory data on the serious facts in the statement, declaration, input data inserted to the computer or other data serving to

a) control of economy,

b) statistical survey,

c) control of use of the subsidy, grant or other fulfilment from the state budget, budget of a public institution, budget of a state fund or budget of a municipality,

d) determination of the value of the property or rate of the bond when it is transferred or succeeded into by other person,

e) bankruptcy and composition,

f) evidence of employees, or

g) entry into commercial register or other register according to the special law, shall be punish by imprisonment from six months up to three years or by the ban on activity or by the forfeiture of the property or by the monetary sanction.

(2) The same sanction referred to in para. 1 shall be imposed to any person who

a) makes the interference to the hardware or software, or

b) destroys, damages, conceals or does not keep the data referred to in para. 1.

(3) The offender shall be punished by the imprisonment from one year up to five years if he commits the offence referred to in para. 1 or 2

a) as a member of the organised group, or

b) with the intention to enable or to conceal other offence.

(4) The same sanction referred to in para. 3 shall be imposed to the offender, if by the offence referred to in para. 1 or 2

a) causes very serious disturbance in the national economy or other very serious consequence, or

b) infringes the specific duty resulting from the law, his employment, position or function or duty to the fulfilment of which he engaged himself.

Section 158 Abusing of Public Official´s Powers

(1) The public official who aiming to cause damage to other person or to obtain or to provide for the other person undue benefit

a) performs his duties in the way which is contrary to law,

b) acts beyond his powers, or

c) does not fulfil his duties following his powers, shall be punished by imprisonment from 6 months to 3 years or by the monetary sanction or by the prohibition of his activity.

(2) The offender shall punished by imprisonment from 3 years to 10 years, if he

a) obtains or provides for the other person by the act referred to in para. 1 the significant benefit,

b) causes the serious damage in the activity of the enterprise or organisation, or

c) causes considerable damage or other serious consequence.

Sub-chapter III Corruption

Accepting of Bribe or Other Undue Advantage

Section 160

(1) Who in exchange for the bribe or other undue advantage misuse his employment, position or function to provide the advantage to any person or to give priority to any person in relation to others, shall be punished by the imprisonment up to two years or by the monetary sanction.

(2) Imprisonment for one year up to five years shall be imposed to the offender if he by the offence referred to in para. 1

a) causes damage of a large extent 1 or if he obtains for himself or anybody else the benefit of a large extent 1

b) infringes the specific duty resulting from the law, his employment, position or function or duty to the fulfilment of which he engaged himself.

Section 160a

(1) Who, in connection with providing the thing of public interest, whether directly or through intermediary, for himself or for a third party, accepts or requests the bribe or other undue advantage or the promise thereof, shall be punished by the imprisonment up to three years or by the ban on activity or by the monetary sanction.

(2) Imprisonment for one year up to five years shall be imposed to the offender who committed the offence referred to in para. 1 as public official.

Section 160b

Who as a foreign public official, whether directly or through intermediary, for that official or for a third party or requests the bribe or other undue advantage or the promise thereof, to act or refrain from acting in connection with the performing of official duties with the intention to obtain or retain business or other undue advantage in the conduct of international business, shall be punished by the imprisonment up to three years or by the monetary sanction.

Section 160c

Who as a member of a foreign public assembly, foreign parliamentary assembly, judge or

official of international court whose jurisdiction is accepted by the Slovak Republic or the representative or employee of intergovernmental organisation or body, the Slovak Republic is a member of or has the relationship following from the treaty, or as a person in the similar function, whether directly or through intermediary, for himself or for a third party, accepts or requests the bribe or other undue advantage or promise thereof, to act or refrain from acting in performing his function, shall be punished by the imprisonment up to three years or by the monetary sanction.

Giving the Bribe

1„advantage of large extent“ and „benefit of large extent“ are the notions defined by the Criminal Code as the multiplex of the monthly salary.

Section 161

(1) Who provides the bribe or other undue advantage or promise thereof to other person, in order that that person misuse his employment, position or function, to provide advantage to any person or to give the priority to any person in relation to others, shall be punished by the imprisonment up to one year or by the monetary sanction.

(2) Imprisonment for one year up to five years shall be imposed to the offender if he by the offence referred to in para. 1

a) causes damage of a large extent or if he obtains for himself or anybody else the benefit

of a large extent

b) infringes the specific duty resulting from the law, his employment, position or function or duty to the fulfilment of which he engaged himself.

Section 161a

(1) Who, in connection with the providing of a thing of public interest, whether directly or through intermediary, gives, offers or promises a bribe or other undue advantage, shall

be punished by imprisonment up to two years or by the monetary sanction.

(2) The offender shall be punished by the imprisonment up to three years if he commits the offence referred to in para. 1 in relation to the public official.

(3) Imprisonment from one year up to five years shall be imposed to the offender, if he commits the offence referred to in para. 1 as a member of the organised group or if he obtains the benefit of large extent by such offence.

Section 161b

(1) Who offers, promises or gives a bribe or other undue advantage, whether directly or through intermediary, to a foreign public official, for that official or for a third party, in order that the official act or refrain from acting in relation to the performance of official duties with the intention to obtain or retain business or other improper advantage in the conduct of international business, shall be punished by the imprisonment up to two years or by the monetary sanction.

(2) The offender shall be punished by the imprisonment for one to five years, if he commits the offence referred to in para. 1 as the member of the organised group or if he through such offence obtains the advantage of large extent.

Section 161c

(1) Who, whether directly or through intermediary, to a member of a foreign public assembly, foreign parliamentary assembly, judge or official of international court whose jurisdiction is accepted by the Slovak Republic or to the representative or employee of intergovernmental organisation or body, the Slovak Republic is a member of or has the relationship following from the treaty, or to a person in the similar function, offers or promises the bribe or other undue advantage, to act or refrain from acting in performing his function, shall be punished by the imprisonment up to two years or by the monetary sanction.

(2) The offender shall be punished by the imprisonment for one to five years, if he commits the offence referred to in para. 1 as the member of the organised group or if he through such offence obtains the advantage of large extent.

Section 162 Trading in influence

(1) Who, whether directly or through the intermediary, accepts or requests the bribe or other undue advantage or the promise thereof, in exchange for his influence directed to the fulfilment of powers of person referred to in sections 160, 160a, 160b or 160c or in exchange for doing so already, shall be punished by the imprisonment up to three years or by the monetary sanction.

(2) Who, whether directly or through intermediary, gives, offers or promises the bribe or other undue advantage to other person, in exchange for his influence directed to the fulfilment of powers of person referred to in sections 160, 160a, 160b or 160c or in exchange for doing so already, shall be punished by the imprisonment up to two years or by the monetary sanction.

Section 163 Effective Regret

Giving the bribe under sections 161, 161a, 161b and 161c and trading in influence under section 162 para. 2 is not considered as the offence if the offender has given the bribe or other undue advantage or the promised thereof only because he was requested to do so and he reported it without delay to the prosecutor, investigator or police; a soldier can instead of this report to his commander or chief.

Police Background Check Procedures

Who can apply?

• Slovakian nationals and residing foreign nationals can apply.
• Legally authorised representatives with the subject’s written consent can apply.
• Prospective UK employers cannot apply.

Where?

• Local applicants must apply in person at their nearest Register of Crime (ROC) located an office
of District Prosecutor or a registry office in applicant’s local municipal.
• Overseas applicants are advised to apply through the Slovakian embassy in London. Applicants
are advised to book an appointment beforehand.
Forms are provided by the offices and embassy, or can be ordered.

What must the applicant supply?

Local citizens
must supply:
• Valid ID document (passport or ID card)
• Completed application form (obtained on location)
• Non-citizens residents must additionally supply:
• ID card of relevant country
• Valid passport
• Birth Certificate (translated into Slovak)
• Representatives must supply:
• Photocopy and original of notarised written consent (must not be older than 30 days)
• Original ID of subject
• Original ID of representative
• Birth Certificate of subject (translated in Slovak if necessary)
• Completed application form (obtained on location)
Overseas applicants:
• Completed application form (obtained at embassy)
• Valid passport or ID document
• Fee (enquire at embassy)
• Stamped, self-addressed envelope or contact number for collection date
Further details can be found at: http://www.genpro.gov.sk/register-trestov-

4781/43421s (Slovak only)

What are the costs / turnaround times?

Local applicants:
• Fee of €3.00 (approx. GBP £2.60) for enquiries made at ROC or affiliated offices.
• Additional fee of €1.50 (approx. GBP £1.30) for verification purposes.
• District prosecutor’s office accepts payment by tax stamps for value of €3.00 which can be purchased at: http://www.posta.sk/en (Slovak and English). Fast tract service available (enquire within).
• Municipality offices require additional fee of €1.50 (approx. GBP £1.30) for verification purposes.
• While-you-wait service available at the ROC and offices of district prosecutor; within 24 hours.
• Municipality provides instant turnaround provided no records are found; otherwise up to three days.
Overseas applicants:
• The Slovak embassy in London charges £4.00; payable upon submission of application.

Contact Details

Forms can be ordered locally or abroad at:
Tlačiareň ZVJS Gucmanova 19/670 priečinok 7
920 41 Leopoldov
Fax: (+386) 033/733 02 41
ROC of the General Prosecutor’s Office:
Register Trestov Generálnej Prokuratúry Slovenskej Republiky
Kvetná 13
PO Box 147
814 23 Bratislava
Slovakian Embassy in London:
25 Kensington Palace Gardens
London
W8 4QY
Tel: (+44) 20 7313 6470
Fax: (+44) 20 7313 6481

Website: http://www.mzv.sk/londyn

What does the certificate look like?

The certificate contains the following information:
• Name and current surname of subject
• Permanent address
• Surname at birth
• Date of birth
• Birth number
• Sex
• Town/District/County of birth
• Nationality
• ID Number/Passport number
• Convictions and sentencing court (if applicable)
• “No records have been identified” /Nemá Záznam v Registri Trestov (if applicable)
• Official stamp of the ROC/district prosecutors office/municipality’s registry office
• Signature of relevant member of staff
• Certificates are issued in Slovak only.
Translation services for birth certificates and Extract are provided (Fee for each page €19.92/£18.00)
by: http://jaspi.justice.gov.sk/jaspiw1/htm_reg/jaspiw_maxi_regt_fr0.asp?oddiel=pr

Slovakia Police Certificates

Individuals residing in Slovakia may apply for a Police Certificate/Vypis z Registra Trestov either in person or through an authorized representative (given power of attorney) at any Office of the Public Prosecution or any local municipality with a Register. Applicants must complete an application form, provide an original authorized identity document (identification card or passport), and pay processing fees. Foreign nationals must also present their original passport, and a certified translation of their birth certificate, in addition to the requirements outlined above.

For further information, applications and instructions can be found at the following website: http://www.genpro.gov.sk

Register Trestov GP SR
Zahradnicka 10
821 08 Bratislava

Non-residents that need a Police Certificate can apply for it at their nearest Slovakia Embassy or Consulate.

Privacy Laws & Regulations

The “Data Protection Office of the Slovak Republic” (Urad na ochranu osobnych udajov Slovenskej republiky) is the authority that oversees and enforces data protection in Slovakia. Slovakia follows the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC that was put in place by the European Union. Slovakia has implemented the provisions of the data protection directive through Act No. 428/2002 Coll., the Data Protection Act. These laws protect the way that personal data is collected and handled. It states that individuals should provide consent prior to the collection of data, unless the law suggests otherwise.

  • Data can only be collected if it is done so for relevant reasons and not in excess;
  • Data that is collected may only be used for the purpose for which is was collected;
  • Data must be up to date and accurate;
  • If the data is found to be inaccurate, it needs to be discarded and replaced with accurate data;
  • Once you are finished with the information collected, and it has fulfilled its purpose, the data must be destroyed;
  • Data that is collected must be stored in a safe location with very limited and relevant access.

Data Protection restrictions are in place for countries within the European Union (EU). They do not allow for the transfer of data to countries outside of the European Union. Due to this restriction, the Safe Harbor was created. When a company becomes Safe Harbor certified, they agree and certify that they will meet the privacy and data protection requirements set forth by the Safe Harbor Directive. Info Cubic is Safe Harbor certified, which allows us to obtain information from the EU.

Risk

Sovereign risk

Looser fiscal policy in 2014 helped to cause a deterioration in the score when the sovereign was last rated, in January 2015, potentially putting it at risk of a future downgrade, although this is unlikely. As a share of GDP both the budget deficit and public debt are within EU limits and expected to decline in the coming years. Macroeconomic fundamentals are sound. The government is unlikely to face problems in obtaining funding.

Banking sector risk

Banks have a stronger funding position than their regional peers, and liquidity and capital-adequacy ratios are relatively strong. Housing loans are rising markedly, but non-performing loan ratios are stable and lower than those of regional peers.

Political risk

The approach of the parliamentary election, due in March 2016, is increasing political stability risk, but this remains relatively low. The government has a reliable majority, and none of the mainstream parties is a threat to Slovakia’s international creditworthiness.

Economic structure risk

Growth is heavily reliant on industrial exports, primarily to elsewhere in the euro zone and regional neighbours. Slovakia is thus heavily exposed to the effects of the Russia-Ukraine crisis, and to continuing weak euro zone performance, but also well placed to benefit from any euro zone recovery.

Travel Risk

Security

The decision to travel is your responsibility. You are also responsible for your personal safety abroad. The purpose of this Travel Advice is to provide up-to-date information to enable you to make well-informed decisions.

Crime

Petty crime (mugging, pickpocketing and purse snatching) occurs, especially in crowded areas and particularly during summer months. Foreigners are often targeted. Be vigilant in shopping centres, Christmas markets, public transportation stations, trains, hotels and major tourist attractions, including Bratislava’s Old Town area. Remain vigilant in the presence of street children.

Exercise extra caution on trains, particularly on Prague-Bratislava-Budapest or Budapest-Warsaw routes, and especially when travelling overnight.

Thefts from parked cars have increased.

Avoid public parks in city centres and railway stations after dark.

Road travel

Aggressive drivers and poorly lit and narrow roads pose hazards, especially in winter. Avoid travelling after dark in remote areas. Horse-drawn and slow-moving agricultural vehicles are common in rural areas.

Public Transportation

Public transportation is well developed and reliable.

Officially marked taxis are generally reliable, safe and economical, but it is advisable to pre-negotiate the fare. Beware of taxi drivers who try to overcharge by not switching on the meter.

See Transportation Safety in order to verify if national airlines meet safety standards.

Scams

Individuals posing as plainclothes police officers may ask to see your foreign currency and passport. If approached, decline to hand over personal belongings. Offer instead to go to the nearest police station or seek assistance from a local contact.

See our Overseas Fraud page for more information on scams abroad.

Spiked food and drinks

Never leave food or drinks unattended or in the care of strangers. Be wary of accepting snacks, beverages, gum or cigarettes from new acquaintances, as they may contain drugs that could put you at risk of sexual assault and robbery.

General safety information

Exercise normal safety precautions. Ensure that personal belongings, passports and other travel documents are secure at all times. Do not show signs of affluence.

Emergency services

Dial 112 for emergency assistance.

Annual Cases

Budget Autonomy No
Annual Budget of the Agency The agency does not have a separate budget.
Per Capital Expenditure
Expenditure as % of the GDP
Are employees protected by law from recrimination or other negative consequences when reporting corruption (i.e. whistle-blowing)? Yes
Does your country have freedom of information legislation? Yes
Does your country have conflict of interest legislation? No
Does your country have a financial disclosure system to help prevent conflicts of interest? Yes
Who appoints the head of your agency? The minister of the Interior of the Slovak Republic
Who has the authority to remove the head of the ACA? The minister of the Interior of the Slovak Republic
Is there any term limit for the head of the ACA? No
Does your agency measure performance? Yes
Number of investigations launched
Number of investigations completed
Full access to Government Yes

 

Address Format

RECIPIENT
STREET_NAME HOUSE_NUMBER
POSTAL_CODE DELIVERY_OFFICE [SORTING_CODE]
SLOVAKIA

Sample

Pawel Opatovský
Gazdova 4
010 01 ŽILINA 1
SLOVAKIA

Summary

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2015-02-13 08:00 AM Q4 2.4% 2.4% 2.2% 1.53%
2015-03-06 08:00 AM Q4 2.4% 2.4% 2.4% 2.4%
2015-05-13 08:00 AM Q1 3.1% 2.4% 2.5% 2%
2015-06-05 08:00 AM Q1 2.4% 3.1% 3.1%
2015-08-14 08:00 AM Q2 2.94%
2015-09-03 08:00 AM Q2

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