Since July 12, no private institution, enterprise, service, banks, financial institutions have the right to require copies of documents from clients for any operations. For example, now, in order to rent a car in Poland, it will be enough to show documents, make it available at request and rewrite personal data manually. To take a photo, scan a passport, a driver’s license, transport cards, an identity card - any personal documents are prohibited by law.
The punishment for breaking the law is quite severe - up to two years in prison.
Be familiar, attentive and vigilant. If you want to make copies of your documents, or if they are required from you in non-state institutions, protect yourself by law and do not hesitate to assert your rights. The law applies not only to Polish citizens, but also legal immigrants, tourists.