On March 27th, 2019, the Council of Europe issued a set of guidelines addressed to its 47 Member States. These principles aim at ensuring, both at legal level as well as in practice, a full compatibility of health-related data processing with human rights, especially with privacy and data protection.
The President of Personal Data Protection Office Dr. Edyta Bielak-Jomaa was awarded the title of ‘Personality of the Year 2019’.
In May and June this year, Personal Data Protection Office in cooperation with National Institute for Local Self-government will organize four local trainings entitled: "Changes in the protection of personal data in the light of the GDPR and the Act of 10 May 2018 on the Protection of Personal Data". The initiative is addressed to data protection officers as well as to the leading figures who perform this function in public administration.
The President of the Personal Data Protection Office (UODO) imposed the first fine in the amount of over PLN 943 000 for the failure to fulfil the information obligation.
The Bureau of the Committee of Convention 108 Committee is holding its 47th meeting in Paris, on 20-22 March 2019.
On March 15th the European Data Protection Board has published on its website the Opinion 5/2019 on the interplay between the ePrivacy Directive (Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 July 2002 concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector as amended by Directive 2006/24/EC and Directive 2009/136/EC) and the GDPR, in particular regarding the competence, tasks, and powers of data protection authorities.
On the 15th of March 2019 the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has published on its website the Statement 2/2019 on the use of personal data in the course of political campaigns.
The European Parliament voted in favour of ratification of the Protocol amending the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (Convention No. 108) by the Member States. Recommendation in this case was supported by 624 MEPs in a vote cast on the 12th of March with only 12 votes against its adoption.
On Wednesday, February 27th, during the TOP President Gala, the Business Institute (Instytut Biznesu) has recognized the most interesting, inspiring, and best managers of 2018. One of the prizes was awarded to Dr Edyta Bielak-Jomaa, the President of the Personal Data Protection Office (UODO).
On February 25th 2019 the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has published on its website a statement on FATCA – the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.
On October 11, 2018 partners of the T4DATA project gathered to discuss the next steps of the initiative. The main topic of the discussion were the local trainings and a series of webinars which are going to be presented in 2019 to the Data Protection Officers working in the public sector.
Electronic space - a platform for the exchange of information by data protection authorities as well as the electronic space accessible to all interested parties, was the main topic of the third partners’ meeting held in Italy. Further documents are created and partners implement the project goals on time.
The change in the approach to personal data management, the organization of activities in this area, the increasing use of rights which are guaranteed by the GDPR are just a few examples of benefits that result from the application of the new law.
In connection with high likelihood of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union without concluding international agreement regulating this issue, the President of the Personal Data Protection Office explained at press briefing on 17 January 2019 what would be the consequences thereof for the Polish data controllers and processors. She also gave advice on how to prepare properly for this.
10 tips for data controllers - how to apply the GDPR - experience from the first half of the year. After complaints, questions and incoming signals analysis, the Personal Data Protection Office prepared 10 tips for data controllers in order to help them to apply the GDPR rules on a daily basis.
10 tips on how to exercise the rights guaranteed by the GDPR - experience from the first half of the year. Based on the experience of the first six months of the application of the GDPR, the Personal Data Protection Office prepared 10 tips on how to use the rights guaranteed by the Regulation.
The Personal Data Protection Office’s Poland wide educational programme ,,Your data – your concern…”, launched in 2009 each year gathers more and more institutions. Also this year we will try to meet the growing demand for knowledge on personal data protection at educational institutions, both among teachers and students. The Personal Data Protection Office provides educational materials and specialised training for schools that will apply for the participation in this initiative.
The co-organisers of the Conference were the President of the Personal Data Protection Office and the European Law Students’ Association ELSA Poznań. During the event, the representatives of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, the University of Groningen, the European Commission, as well as legal offices presented selected personal data protection issues in the new legal order implemented by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applied as of 25 May 2018.
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, Today on 25 May 2018, we begin to apply the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, that is the GDPR. Thus the two-year’s long adjustment period, in which everyone obliged to apply its provisions should start acting in a way fully compliant with those provisions, terminates. This day is a perfect occasion to share with you some reflections on the future of the Polish personal data protection system.
Along with the beginning of application of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May 2018, the obligation to notify personal data filing systems to registration shall terminate. This means that from that date personal data filing notifications, notifications of changes in the personal data filing system and requests for striking off in the register do not have to be sent to the Inspector General for Personal Data Protection.