GIODO’s Open Day was held at the University of Dąbrowa Górnicza on 3 February 2017 .
The event, being part of celebration of the 11th Data Protection Day, included conferences, workshops and a discussion panel for entrepreneurs. It was attended by around 500 persons.
Dr Edyta Bielak-Jomaa, the Inspector General for Personal Data Protection (GIODO) was a special guest of the Open Day. She emphasised both in her conference opening speech and during media interviews that personal data are nowadays a precious good, and hence it is important to protect them adequately by oneself.
– We should take care of our privacy – she said. – We should think twice before placing any content on the Internet – she advised, adding that although as of 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation will be applied in all EU Member States and each of us will gain the right to be forgotten, i.e. to have one’s data deleted from the Web, in fact it will not be easy to have this right fully executed.
In further part of the Open Day Monika Młotkiewicz, Deputy Director of the Administrators of Information Security and Personal Data Filing Systems Registration Department gave a lecture on the “New role of administrators of information security (DPOs) under the new legal provisions on personal data protection”. She presented how the obligations of DPOs (who continue the activities undertaken by the persons currently fulfilling the functions of administrators of information security) are shaped in GDPR. She emphasized that the role and position of DPO will be much strengthened.
Law and legislation experts: Monika Krasińska, Director of the Jurisdiction, Legislation and Complaints Department in the GIODO Bureau, and Dr Grzegorz Sibiga from the Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences, prepared special workshop on practical aspects of DPO’s work and personal data protection principles in educational organizations.
The final part of the Open Day was the meeting of the Experts Board of the University of Dąbrowa Górniczawith the participation of Minister Dr Edyta Bielak-Jomaa, the Inspector General for Personal Data Protection, during which a discussion panel for entrepreneurs “Current problems of personal data protection in business” was held.