GDPR: Cases in Which Consent to Personal Data Processing is Not Required

The Commission for Personal Data Protection has published a special statement which explains who doesn't need to ask for consent to personal data processing in Bulgaria in connection with the implementation of the EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

According to the Commission, consent to personal data processing is not required for doctors, dentists and pharmacists, lawyers, employers, public authorities, educational institutions - kindergartens, schools and higher education institutions, banks and other credit institutions, insurers, undertakings providing public electronic communications networks or services, postal operators, hoteliers and travel agencies, translators, journalists, photographers and video operators, religious, political, public and trade union organizations.

In their message, the Commission explains in detail what the principles are and in which situations it is not required to collect personal data. Some of these include the collection of personal data in connection with the provision of various administrative services by state authorities or local government bodies, as well as for the purposes of employment. Also, for the conclusion and performance of a contract to which the person is a party.

When consent is required for the processing of personal data, the processor must explicitly require permission to use personal data.

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