The Belgrade Centre for Human Rights joins in the initiative of the Serbian Protector of Citizens and the Access to Information Comminissioner to submit amendments to the Draft Personal Data Protection Act. We believe that such an important law ought to be devoid of shortcomings seriously undermining the very essence of data protection. The amendments shall prevent numerous abuses that may ensue in the absence of precise data protection rules. The excessively broad interpretation of the «national security» concept may jeopardise the exercise of other human rights as well. The EU integration process obliges Serbia to adopt European standards as well, above all a contemporary concept of national security.