The Minister of the Interior, Aleš Hojs, raised a lot of dust by announcing the salaries of employees at the Ministry of the Interior, the police and the inspectorate. Responses are coming.
Police officers at the Fernetici border crossing. With a supplement to wages for work during the epidemic.
At the beginning of the strike of the Police Union of Slovenia on Monday, the Ministry of the Interior published nominal data on (for Slovenia’s high situation) gross salaries of civil servants of the Ministry of the Interior, the police and the Inspectorate of the Interior.
Public sector wages are public, there are no violations
According to the Information Commissioner, they received a large number of questions, applications and requests for opinions regarding the publication. They explain that according to the provisions of the General Regulation on Data Protection and the Personal Data Protection Act, it is permissible to make personal data public if their publicity is determined by law. As this is a public announcement of the salaries of civil servants, legality is assessed in accordance with the provisions of the Act on Access to Public Information and the Act on the System of Salaries in the Public Sector.
Article 6 of the Access to Public Information Act provides for exceptions to free access to public information, including personal data, but paragraph 3 of this article must also be taken into account, according to which, regardless of this, “allow access to the requested information in the case of data on the use of public funds or data related to the performance of a public function or employment relationship of a civil servant”.
The Public Sector Wage System Act stipulates in Article 38, paragraph 1, that public sector wages are public, and the public has access to information on the job, title or function, basic salaries, allowances and part of the salary for work performance. , excluding seniority allowance. Paragraph 5 stipulates that the aforementioned provision does not apply to data on salaries of civil servants in intelligence and security services, and paragraph 6 stipulates that individual data on the amount of the total gross salary of each civil servant and each official are available without reduction for any deductions from enforcement, credit or other personal obligations.
“As an appellate body, the Information Commissioner has repeatedly ruled on access to information on the salaries of civil servants with regard to access to public information, taking the view that information on name and surname, together with information on gross salary, is free accessible information of a public nature, “ they wrote. He is also the Information Commissioner “In his many years of practice, he has repeatedly decided that employees of the Ministry of the Interior and the police are civil servants, as well as employees of the Inspectorate of the Interior.”
“Data on the work of the police may be other legal exceptions to freely available information (eg classified information), but the assessment of whether this exception is actually given is always on the side of the body (ie the Ministry of the Interior) and therefore outside assessments of the Information Commissioner in the context of personal data protection supervision, “ they wrote.
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