Yesterday, the Office of the Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection held a thematic training for persons engaged in companies dealing with standard operating procedures in clinical drug trials in the Republic of Serbia, as well as for Data Protection Officers and representatives of Data Controllers and Data Processors who deal with clinical drug trials. The training, organized via the Zoom application, was attended by over 80 interested persons.
Since the professional practice of students of Belgrade's Faculty of Law is still ongoing, they also had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the provisions of the Law on Personal Data Protection, but also to gain firsthand insight into the ways how the training conducted by the Commissioner is organized.
The training was conducted by accredited lecturers of the Commissioner's Office from the Sector for Education and Certification, Aleksandra Lakićević, Marko Milošević, Marin Cetinić, and Marina Grbić.
The Office of the Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection commenced a two-week professional internship, which this institution implements based on several cooperation programs with higher education institutions. This is the ninth generation of students from the Environmental Law Clinic of the Faculty of Law in Belgrade and the second generation of students who applied for this professional practice through the Student Professional Practice in Public Administration Fair, and this year it also includes students from the Faculty of Law of Union University.
The opening address pointed out the importance of education and the professional development of students in this field, especially highlighting the current cooperation with the Faculty of Security Studies in Belgrade in the form of a short study program for managers in the field of personal data protection, as well as with the Faculty of Law in Kragujevac, where future managers are trained for both, access to information and personal data protection.
During the two-week practice, students will have the opportunity to learn about the application of these two Constitution-guaranteed rights, because, except for established cooperation with two named faculties, the subject matter of free access to information and personal data protection is not included in the regular programs of any faculty. In addition to acquiring this knowledge, students are given the opportunity to gain insight into the Commissioner's Office's organizational structure and way of operating.
Today, training was held for students of the Faculty of Media and Communications at the Commissioner's Office. Commissioner Milan Marinović, Deputy Commissioner Sanja Unković, and employees of the Commissioner's Office from the Sector for Education and Certification acquainted the students and their professor Ljubica Gojgić with the authority of the Commissioner and the importance of the rights which are being protected, and the ways of their protection.