Information of a public nature

 

The new Access to Public Information Act (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 23/14; ZDIJZ-C) entered into force on 17 April 2014 and expanded the number of liable entities to include companies and other legal entities under the controlling influence of the government, municipalities or other entities subject to public law. Abanka d.d. is thus a liable entity under the aforementioned law since 17 April 2014.

Pursuant to the Access to Public Information Act (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 51/06 [official consolidated version], 117/06 [ZDavP-2], 23/14, 50/14, 19/15 [Constitutional Court Ruling], and 102/15; hereinafter: the ZDIJZ), a person requesting information of a public nature must do so according to a precisely defined procedure. A request for access to information of a public nature may be made in writing and also as an informal request. A person who submits a request for access to information of a public nature or for the re-use of such information is entitled to legal protection. A request received by email is deemed an oral request, unless the person making the request signs the electronic message using a secure electronic signature with a qualified certificate.

A written request must include an indication of the bank, the personal name or company name of the legal entity requesting information, and an indication of any representative or authorised person, and the address of the person requesting information or their representative or authorised person.

A request for access must include an indication of the information that the requesting party wishes to access and how they wish to access that information (by viewing, or via a transcript, photocopy or electronic record).

A request for the re-use of information must include an indication of the information the requesting party wishes to re-use, how they wish to receive the requested information (by traditional method or via electronic record and, as a rule, the form and data medium) and for what purpose they wish to re-use that information (gainful or non-gainful purpose).

If a request is incomplete and the bank is unable to process it for that reason, it will call on the requesting party to supplement that request by a deadline that must be at least three business days. The bank will reject a request that has not been supplemented by the set deadline.

If the bank does not facilitate access to information of a public nature within 20 business days following the receipt of a complete request or only facilitates partial access, it must inform the requesting party in writing of the reasons why it cannot disseminate the requested information. If it does not respond by the aforementioned deadline, access is deemed rejected. An appeal may be filed with the Access to Public Information Officer within 15 days of receipt of the bank’s written response.

The viewing of information of a public nature is free of charge. Material costs are charged for the provision of transcripts, photocopies or electronic records of requested information in accordance with the ZDIJZ, accessible at:

http://www.pisrs.si/Pis.web/pregledPredpisa?id=ZAKO3336,

and the Decree on the dissemination and re-use of information of a public nature (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 24/16), accessible at:

http://www.pisrs.si/Pis.web/pregledPredpisa?id=URED6941.

 


Contact

Person responsible for the dissemination of information of a public nature:

Katarina Jeraj Podlesek, Compliance Department

Please send requests for access to information of a public nature to the following email address: Informacije.JavnegaZnacaja@abanka.si or by ordinary post to Abanka d.d., Slovenska 58, 1000 Ljubljana with the inscription “Request for access to information of a public nature”.