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Who has the right to copy your ID card?

NEWS_PUBLISH_DATE 09 February 2016
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On January 28, 2016, the International Day for the Protection of Personal Data was celebrated for the tenth time. The right to protection of personal data is among the newest human rights that Europe has recognized with their inclusion in the Lisbon Treaty. The guard of personal data in Bulgaria is the Commission for Personal Data Protection.

Here are the official answers that the commission gives to popular questions related to copying ID cards:

Do banks, notaries, insurers, reinsurers and insurance intermediaries have the right to copy their clients' ID cards?

Yes. According to the Anti-Money Laundering Measures Act, they are obliged to identify the client by taking a copy of an identity card and / or other official identity document.

Do mobile operators have the right to copy the ID cards of their customers?

No, they have no right. The Commission for Personal Data Protection has issued a mandatory order to all mobile operators to suspend the taking of a copy of identity documents of individuals when concluding a contract for public electronic communications service, as well as to delete from the annexes to the contracts the requirement to take a copy. from the identity document.

Do employers have the right to copy the ID cards of employees when an employment / employment relationship arises?

No. The employer has no right to copy the identity card of the employee, but only to record the data from it, after which he must return it to its holder.