Delegation of the European Union to Georgia

Georgian Students Attend the Winter School on Personal Data Protection

Kvareli, 31/01/2017 - 09:05, UNIQUE ID: 170131_11
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Over 30 law and media students from Georgian universities are attending the Winter School on Personal Data Protection organized by the Personal Data Protection Inspector of Georgia with assistance from the European Union and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in cooperation with the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) and Training Centre of Justice.

Tamar Kaldani, Personal Data Protection Inspector of Georgia, opened the Winter School in Kvareli on 28 January, International Data Protection Day. The event brought together representatives of the Georgian Government, Parliament, civil society, media and international organizations. 

The one-week Winter School will inform the students about the rights and responsibilities of citizens as personal data owners, rules and mechanisms of personal data protection, and Georgian and international legislation in this field.

The course will focus on a range of topics, including for the prevention of crime and practical cases of the European Court of Human Rights. The Winter School participants will meet with the leading national and international experts in the area of personal data protection.

The European Union (EU) is supporting personal data protection in Georgia to promote the overall culture of human rights. Working closely with the Personal Data Protection Inspector of Georgia, the European Union helps increase public awareness about this relatively new concept and introduce personal data protection standards to the public and private sectors.

The enhancement of personal data protection is one of the priorities of the joint initiative of the European Union (EU) and United Nations “Human Rights for All”.  With the budget of Euro 4 million, the programme supports the implementation and monitoring of the National Human Rights Strategy and Action Plan of Georgia.

 

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