International legal acts concerning personal data protection
Interest in the issues of personal data protection in an international aspect occurred in the second half of the 20th century. It was connected with increasing economical development and necessity of data flows between co-operating countries, including the flows carried out by computer network. However, there was no legal act which would wholly regulate the issues concerned. Whereas in the legal act issued under the auspices of the United Nations there are certain fragmentary regulations connected with this issue, however they concern rather the protection of privacy than the protection of data sensu stricto.