Personal Data Protection - Legislation and Practice
Kragujevac, March 2, 2023.
On Thursday, March 2, starting at 10 a.m. in the Great Hall of the Assembly of the City of Kragujevac, training was held for Data Protection Officers responsible for the implementation of the Personal Data Protection Law. Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection Milan Marinović, Deputy Commissioner Sanja Unković, and also from the Sector for Education and Certification, Aleksandra Lakićević and Marko Milošević, attended the training aimed at designated Data Protection Officers from more than 40 public institutions with the area of the city of Kragujevac.
The representatives of the Commissioner’s Office conducted this training within the scope of the multi-donor project "Support for Strengthening Rule of Law in the Republic of Serbia"(EU for the fight against corruption and fundamental rights) financed by the EU and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), whereas the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) is in charge for its implementation.
The importance of protecting personal data, consent for their processing, the purpose of lawful and fairly processing and transfer, as well as determining the public and legitimate interest in processing, are just some of the topics in the main focus of public interest. The aim of the training is to familiarize Data Protection Officers or persons designated by Data Controllers and Data Processors (if they do not have designated Data Protection Officers) with the current legal solutions (in the EU and the Republic of Serbia) and the proper application of the Personal Data Protection Law.
Field trainings, which are being implemented as part of project support in 15 selected local self-government units, are particularly important for raising the capacity of personal data protection. Also, in those selected units of local self-government, in addition to training, parallelly there is the ongoing organization of panel discussions on the topic of personal data protection, which primarily aims to raise awareness among the general public and inform its citizens.