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Finance Ministry’s right to get personal information found unconstitutional

Now Ukraine’s Finance Ministry has to ask for permission before receiving information about pensions, bonuses, subsidies and other social payments
19:30, 12 October 2018

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The Constitutional Court of Ukraine recognized the right of the Finance Ministry to receive personal information. It was reported on the website of the court.

The Constitutional Court ruled on the case under the constitutional petition of the representative of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on the compliance of some norms of the Budget Code to the Constitution.

Now Ukraine’s Finance Ministry has to ask for permission before receiving information about pensions, bonuses, subsidies and other social payments.

“The power of the ministry for free of charge acquisition of personal information is discretional and thus it is crucial that norms of the Code providing for such powers abide to the principle of rule of law, in particular of legal certainty and inadmissibility of abuse,” the message says.

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The ministry can be given powers regarding the acquisition of personal information only to achieve a legitimate goal.

As it was reported earlier, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine found illegal the restriction or cancellation of benefits for Chernobyl victims. Therefore, on the submitting of 50 MPs, it was decided to recognize some laws as of December 25, 2014 as such which are no longer in force.

Earlier, Ukraine’s Government set the amount of the financial aid for the victims of Chornobyl tragedy to compensate the holiday package price ($261,5 - $796,1) for the health resorts in 2018 increasing them by 25%.

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