Data protection conditions

Principles for processing personal data

Activity and documentation of the Police and Border Guard Board are public information in the extent set forth in legislation.

In processing personal data, we follow the principle that personal data may be processed solely on a lawful basis and in the minimum extent necessary for achieving a specific and legitimate objective. We process data only in the extent that ensures performance of public functions and rapid ad quality service to individuals. The functions vested in the police by law are protecting the public order, prevention and processing of offences, carrying out punishments, issuing documents and activity licences, organizing affairs in the field of border administration and citizenship and migration, plus the performance of other functions arising from legislation and legal acts enacted thereunder.

In performing our functions, we receive information that contains personal data, including sensitive information and information on the private sphere. For example, if you contact us or are the party to some proceeding.

In the interests of inviolability of privacy, access to personal data is restricted by legal acts.

We process personal data in conformity with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and the Estonian Personal Data Protection Act.

We process personal data in secure manner. To prevent the unauthorized and unlawful processing, transmission, theft, accidental loss or destruction of data, we have adopted technical and organizational protection measures. Through our internal organizational work, we ensure that your private life is infringed upon as little as possible.

We do not issue or forward personal data to third parties unless such an obligation arises from legal acts or with the consent of the data subject (the person whose personal data are processed).

We safeguard the privacy of visitors to our website. When providing notice through the website, the same principles are followed as when the police are notified of a breach of the order, crime or other problem. The name of the person reporting the circumstance will not be disclosed as a result of the notification, except for cases where this is permitted by legal acts.

If you would like to know in greater detail what we use your personal data for and how personal data are communicated to others through our agency, please read through the additional information above. The explanations do not pertain to retention of data of legal persons and other institutions or to processing of personal data on non-PBGB referring websites (external links).