Serbian Justice Minister presents law on terrorism data base

NEWS 09.06.202112:00
Maja Popović

Serbian Justice Minister Maja Popovic told parliament on Wednesday that setting up a national data base is part of the country’s efforts to combat and prevent terrorism.

She said the draft law on the national data base which is being presented to parliament is part of activities to meet the standards set out in Chapter 24 in Serbia’s pre-accession negotiations with the European Union. She said the data base will be accessible to the Internal Affairs and Foreign Ministries, the Security Information Agency (BIA), Military Security Agency (VBA), Military Intelligence Agency (VOA) and the Department to Prevent Money Laundering, Public Prosecution, Organized Crime Prosecution and other state bodies who need information to prevent terrorism.

According to Popovic, the Justice Ministry will oversee the implementation of the law and the Commissioner for Public Information and Personal Data Protection will oversee the processing of the data. She said the draft law regulates the way the data is stored, access to the data base and protection of the data with focus on international standards in protection human rights and liberties as well as efficient exchanges of information.