Privacy Notice

Data protection in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (hereinafter 'the Ministry') we observe due diligence and ensure that data protection and information security are in place whenever personal data is processed. Personal data is only stored when this is necessary for justifiable reasons. We only collect the personal data necessary for performing our statutory tasks or tasks carried out in the public interest by the Ministry and/or Cyprus’s Missions abroad, for providing services and for communicating with various stakeholders.
 
Personal data is processed only by employees who are entitled to access and process it. Personal data may also be processed by our service providers and their subcontractors, with whom we have agreements on the processing of personal data in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
 
We will keep your personal data either in accordance with the Ministry's information management plan or the service life-cycle, or until you cancel the service you have subscribed to (news items and notifications).

Data Protection Officer

The Data Protection Officer at the Ministry is reachable by email at dpo@mfa.gov.cy