The supervisory authority for the protection of personal data in Poland is the Inspector General for Personal Data Protection (GIODO). This one-person authority is appointed by the Sejm of the Republic of Poland (Lower Chamber of the Polish parliament) with the consent of the Senate (Upper Chamber). The term of office of GIODO is 4 years. The same person may hold the office for not more than two terms.
The Inspector General enjoys legally guaranteed independence — as a non-political authority (the Inspector General may not be a member of any political party or any trade union) she/he may not be removed from the post neither may she/he hold another position except for a professor of a higher education institution. GIODO also enjoys formal immunity.
- Central and Eastern Europe Data Protection Authorities Web Site, "Poland Data Protection Authority" (full-text).