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International Data Protection Conference, June 16 and 17, 2011

Senior Associate Marijanti Babić from Prica & Partners participated at a Data Protection Conference in Budapest last week.

This event was organized by the Hungarian Ministry of Public Administration and Justice in partnership with the European Commission, the Polish Ministry of Interior, the Polish Data Protection Authority, the Spanish Ministry of Justice, the Council of Europe, the Academy of European Law and the Hungarian Parliamentary Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Infomation and the Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The conference devoted attention to societal changes and political implications induced by the globalised information society. These questions are also relevant in relation to the upcoming setting up of a new EU legal framework on data protection.

These are some of the most important topics addressed at the conference:

  • Where we are now and where we are heading (current and future dilemmas of privacy protection);
  • Free movement of personal data, the internal market dimension – outlook from case law;
  • Protecting the individual ‘in the cloud’ (rights of the data subject in the IT environment);
  • Raising awareness about rights related to privacy – education of the rights to citizens – closer to citizens;
  • Global compatible standards of privacy / data protection.

In addition to the official part, this two day event included a visit to the Hungarian parliament as well as a gala dinner at the wonderful venue of Néprajzi Múzeum.

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