20.03.2020 The Data State Inspectorate clarifies that according to Article 6 (1) (d) of the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation), the processing of personal data is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or other natural person (for example, in cases surveillance of an epidemic is needed) and in accordance with Article 9 (2) (i) and (j), the processing of special categories of personal data (health data) is permitted where the processing is necessary in the public interest (for example, serious cross-border threats to health).
19.03.2020 On Thursday, March 19, the Cabinet of Ministers approved amendments to the Commercial Law to provide the members of limited liability companies (shareholders of joint stock companies) with the opportunity to participate in shareholders' meetings remotely. The amendments also provide for facilitating the signing of minutes of board and council meetings to enable holding board and council meetings electronically.
The Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Culture and the State Police are calling for a critical review of sources of content that provide information on the coronavirus or COVID - 19, and not to disseminate misleading information but to obtain it from official sources.18.03.2020 The Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Culture and the State Police are calling for a critical review of sources of content that provide information on the coronavirus or COVID - 19, and not to disseminate misleading information but to obtain it from official sources.
DSI draws attention to rights and obligations of individuals in the field of data protection in the context of health information17.03.2020 Taking into account current information on Covid-19 and its spread worldwide and also in Latvia, the Data State Inspectorate provides information on the rights and obligations of individuals in the field of data protection in the context of health information.
During the emergency, until April 14, only participants to court proceedings will be allowed to access prisoners in Latvian prisons16.03.2020 During the emergency, until April 14, only participants to court proceedings will be allowed to access prisoners in Latvian prisons.
Bordāns: The work of the Latvian courts is adapted to the precautionary and security measures prescribed in the State16.03.2020 On Monday, March 16, the Minister of Justice, Jānis Bordāns approved the guidelines for the organization of the work of district (city) courts and regional courts during the emergency situation to prevent the risks to the health of the court staff and visitors and to adapt the work in line with the precautionary measures taken in the State.
13.03.2020 In response to the Government's order on declaration of emergency situation, the Minister of Justice Jānis Bordāns draws the attention of all Chief Judges that the state and municipal institutions, including courts, have the obligation to assess and, as far as possible, ensure remote service provision.
12.03.2020 Due to the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 in Latvia, the Ministry of Justice urges residents to protect themselves and, as much as possible, avoid visiting the Ministry of Justice Civil Registry Department and other Ministry institutions in person.
11.03.2020 In Ventspils, the reconstruction of the Kurzeme District courthouse valued at 2.5 million EUR has been completed. The construction process on Katrīnas iela 14 (Ventspils) was carried out in two stages - both the construction of the new courthouse extension and the renovation of the historic building commissioned by the SJSC “Tiesu namu aģentūra” (TNA) was carried out by the construction company JSC “Būvuzņēmums Restaurators”.