"In the practice so far, great unfamiliarity with the right to personal data protection has been noticed, both among citizens and among those who process personal data - data controllers. For more efficient protection of this right, it is necessary to strengthen the capacity of the Commissioner, "said Commissioner Marinović at today's celebration of Personal Data Protection Day.
He pointed out the development and expansion of the capacity of the Service in the past period, as well as the perspective of further development of the Service in accordance with the expanded powers in both areas of human rights that it protects.
"Our aspiration for this year is to enter the education system. The commissioner has already started cooperation with higher education institutions through short study programs at various faculties, "said Commissioner Marinović.
The Commissioner referred to his first 300 days at the helm of the institution and to the development of the Commissioner and his office during that period. He especially pointed out the temptations brought before the Commissioner’s Office by the situation with the Kovid-19 pandemic, which has caused working in unusual circumstances that were new to everyone.
The commissioner warned of the dangers to the protection of personal data brought by the accelerated technological progress followed by digitalization and the development of artificial intelligence.
Today's celebration of Personal Data Protection Day was attended by the Head of OSCE Mission to Serbia, HE Jan Bratu, Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia Mateja Norčič Štamcar, Deputy Head of the Council of Europe Office in Belgrade Nadia Ćuk and USAID Mission Director to Serbia, Susan Fritz.
During the celebration of the Day of Personal Data Protection, Deputy Commissioner Sanja Unković presented the latest publication entitled "Personal Data Protection: Attitudes and Opinions of the Commissioner". She referred to the current situation in the field of personal data protection with special emphasis on the work on the adoption of the Personal Data Protection Strategy, taking initiatives and measures to raise awareness of children and youth of school age on personal data protection, and especially the Commissioner for the introduction of personal data protection in the curricula of primary and secondary schools. She especially emphasized the importance of creating a legal possibility for the Commissioner to get closer to the citizens of Serbia who live outside Belgrade by opening the Commissioner's offices in Kragujevac, Novi Sad, and Nis.
A recording of the event can be viewed on the official YouTube channel of the Commissioner..