On February 10, 2023, the Office of the Commissioner held two separate trainings from both laws covering the jurisdiction of the Commissioner for information of public importance and personal data protection.
Accredited lecturers of the Commissioner's Office, Sofija Radojičić and Mirela Zozi Jeković held a professional training on the application of the Law on Free Access to Information of Public Importance to employees of the Urban Planning Institute of Belgrade. A special focus of the training was on amendments to the Law in the part related to misdemeanor liability as well as the obligation to create Information Booklets on the platform launched by the Commissioner, the Unique Information System of Information Booklets. Employees had the opportunity to get answers to their questions and to resolve dilemmas related to requests they receive from information seekers.
Proactive access to information has been improved by increasing the number of authorities that are obliged to publish the Information Booklet which leads to the increased number of information that will be available to citizens in this particular way. For the first time, citizens will be able to find all this information in one place for all public authorities.
The second training was held in Novi Sad by the accredited lecturer Dragana Stojković in the field of personal data protection. The training was for employees of provincial authorities, aiming to strengthen the capacity of the participants to apply the LPDP, their familiarization with the general rules and obligations for Data Controllers, i.e. how to fulfill them properly, what is the role of the data protection officer, and the importance of special laws that regulate the processing, etc.