"Real personal data protection in remote reality"
This is the topic of this year's conference, organized by the Personal Data Protection Office as part of the celebration of the 15th Data Protection Day. The online event will take place on January 28th and will be broadcasted via the UODO’s website.
The aim of the conference is to exchange views on how to ensure an effective system of personal data protection, in particular with regard to the challenges related to the application of the GDPR provisions in the new reality caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular the introduction of tools and procedures to combat the epidemic, the need to ensure security of personal data or the organization of the remote work.
The conference is supposed to be practical in its nature and provide participants with both general knowledge and the content of the guidelines of the supervisory authorities. For this reason, we encourage you to actively join the event by reporting issues and problems that will be included in the conference program. Our speakers will provide explanations on the most bothering problems.
Questions for the discussion can be submitted by e-mail at email@example.com.
Support for small and medium-sized enterprises has been repeatedly emphasized by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), of which UODO is a member, hence the agenda of the conference includes the thematic session aimed at this group of participants. This theme of the conference is part of the EDPB activities that aim to develop further tools to help small and medium-sized enterprises properly apply the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ease the administrative burden as much as possible, especially in relation to the current situation. EDPB members have already prepared several tools to support small and medium-sized enterprises in complying with the provisions of the GDPR.
The conference will also be an opportunity to answer many questions which bother entrepreneurs. Participants will learn, among others how in these exceptional times the controller and the processor must ensure the protection of the personal data of the data subjects, whether an emergency situation can justify a restriction of liberty, provided that these restrictions are proportionate and limited to the extraordinary period. We will know the answers to these and many other questions on January 28th. We invite you to participate in this event.
Below we present the conference program.