Financial Intelligence Agency

Privacy protection

This privacy notice is intended to inform the subjects of personal data about the collection, processing, dissemination, storage and security measures taken for their data.

Based on :

The Constitution of the Republic of Albania,
Law No. 9887 dated 10.03.2008 “On the Protection of Personal Data”
Law No. 9917, dated 19.05.2008, amended, “On the Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism”.

AIF carries out the legal processing of personal data respecting and guaranteeing basic human rights and freedoms and, in particular, the right to preserve private life.

Data protection is based on:

Fair and lawful processing;
Collection for specific, clearly defined, legitimate purposes and processing in accordance with these purposes;
The sufficiency of the data, which must be related to the purpose of the processing and not exceed this purpose;
The accuracy that the data must have and, when necessary, must be updated, every reasonable step must be taken to delete or correct inaccurate or incomplete data, in relation to the purpose for which it was collected or for which it is processed Further;
Keeping it in a form that allows the identification of data subjects for a time, but not longer than is necessary for the purpose for which they were collected or further processed.

Right of access

Every person has the right, free of charge, upon written request received from the controller:
confirmation of whether personal data is being processed or not, information on the purpose of processing, on the categories of processed data and on the recipients and categories of recipients to whom the personal data is disseminated;
in an understandable form, personal data and information available about their source;
The controller, within 30 days from the date of receipt of the request, informs the data subject or explains to him the reasons for not providing the information.
The right to access is exercised in accordance with the constitutional principles of freedom of expression and information, freedom of the press and professional secrecy and may be limited if it violates the interests of national security, foreign policy, economic and financial interests of the state, prevention and prosecution of criminal offences.
The right of access cannot be exercised in cases where personal data, collected for any purpose, are further processed for historical, scientific or statistical purposes.
In case access is denied, the data subject can ask the commissioner to check the exception in the specific case. The commissioner informs the data subject about the measures taken.


Institution: General Directorate of Prevention of Money Laundering (AIF)
Address: Boulevard: “Dëshmorët e Kombit”, No. 3, Tirana, Albania
Phone/Fax: +355 4 2244602

Every data subject has the right to request the blocking, correction or deletion of data free of charge, when it becomes known that the data about him are not regular, true, complete or have been processed and collected in violation of the provisions of this law.
The controller, within 30 days from the date of receiving the request of the data subject, must inform him about the legal processing of the data, the execution or non-execution of blocking, correction or deletion.
When the controller does not block, correct or delete the data requested by him, the data subject has the right to complain to the commissioner.

AIF does not transmit your personal data to third parties, except in cases where your express consent has been given for such a thing.

AIF to secure personal data has taken all measures to strictly comply with Law No. 9887, dated 10.03.2008 “On the Protection of Personal Data” as well as Law No. 9917, dated 19.05.2008, amended, “On the Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism”.  This is achieved through the use of advanced and modern techniques to maintain databases and computer systems.

Through the above explanation, AIF hopes to have informed you accurately and fully about your privacy issues. If you have questions, complaints/requests, or remarks about these matters, do not hesitate to contact us at the following address:


Institution: Financial Intelligence Agency (AIF)
Address: Boulevard: “Dëshmorët e Kombit”, No. 3, Tirana, Albania
Phone/Fax: +355 4 2244602


Any person, who claims that their rights, freedoms and legal interests for personal data have been violated, has the right to complain or notify the commissioner and request his intervention to replace the violated right. After this appeal, in accordance with the Code of Civil Procedure, the data subject may appeal to the court
Institution: Commissioner for the Right to Information and Protection of Personal Data
Address: Rr. “Abdi Toptani”, Nd. 5, Postal code 1001, Tirana, Albania

In case the data subject has appealed, the controller does not have the right to change the personal data until the final decision is made.

AIF has the institution’s official website Through it, AIF publishes and collects information. We make no attempt to trace the identity of visitors who have visited our website. If we want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will make it clear to you when we collect personal information and explain what we intend to do with it.

This notice on maintaining privacy to achieve the protection of personal data does not include links between this site and other sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on other websites you visit.

AIF reserves the right to change or modify this information at any time, in accordance with any possible change in legislation in the field of personal data protection and privacy.