Invitation to Privacy Week, starting from January 24 to January 27, 2022
On the occasion of marking the International Data Protection Day, Partners Serbia, Share Foundation, A11 – Initiative for Economic and Social Rights, Association Da se zna, ATINA and Belgrade Open School (BOS) invite you to attend Privacy Week 2022.
The Privacy Week is organized as a series of panels in the period between January 24 and January 27, 2022, centered around privacy and data protection issues. A team of experts from the civil, private and public sectors will discuss relevant topics and the main challenges related to privacy protection in Serbia.
During these four days you will have the opportunity to attend the following online panels:
Monday, January 24, 2022, from 10:00 to 16:00:
- Implementation of Personal Data Protection Standards in Serbia
During this opening panel, representatives of the Serbian Government, European Union Delegation to the Republic of Serbia, Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection, and Partners Serbia will discuss implementation of the Personal Data Protection Law in Serbia, as well as the main problems when it comes to applying international data protection standards. Since Privacy Week is being organized as part of the project “Reclaiming Privacy: A Tool to Fight Oppression”, results of the project will be presented at this panel.
- Discrimination as a Consequence of the Violation of Privacy of Sensitive Social Groups
This panel will be dedicated to privacy protection of sensitive social groups (socially vulnerable persons, members of the LBGT+ community, crime victims, etc.) and the consequences that privacy violations have on their other rights. This panel will primarily focus on the connection between privacy violations and discrimination, since discrimination is often a permanent consequence of privacy violations for members of vulnerable groups.
- Protection of Privacy of Children Victims of Violence and Exploitation
In this panel, members of association ATINA and representatives of the police, public prosecutors and media will discuss the consequences that privacy violations have on human trafficking victims. They will also explore effective ways for establishing responsibility of institutions and individuals who commit these violations.
Tuesday, January 25, 2022, from 12:00 to 15:30:
- Protection of Privacy in the Healthcare Sector
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an excessive burden to our health institutions, but it has also boosted development of new digital health services and systems. The main topic of this panel will be the influence of these new digital systems on citizens’ privacy and discuss whether or not the health data of patients in Serbia are adequately protected.
- Marketing in the New Era of Data Privacy
This panel will focus on the effects that enforcement of the GDPR and Personal Data Protection Law has on marketing activities. Panelists will discuss what digital marketing looks like today, the best way to inform users on personal data processing, and where companies, marketing agencies, and social networks’ boundaries of liability are when it comes to personal data protection.
Wednesday, January 26, 2022, from 12:00 to 15:30
- Personal Data Protection Challenges in Modern Education
The moderator of this discussion will be the Belgrade Open School (BOS). Panelists will discuss digital and online innovations in the Serbian school system and their consequences on the privacy of students and teachers.
- Protection of Personal Data in the Purchase of Receivables
This panel will be dedicated to personal data protection in the event of purchase of receivables. It will cover questions of the rights and obligations of receivables parties, adequate ways of informing data subjects on data processing and their rights, and consequences that the purchase of receivables has on personal data protection and safety in these situations.
Thursday, January 27, 2022, from 12:00 to 15:30
- Personal Trade - Protection of Personal Data in E-Commerce
This panel will focus on the main challenges that e-commerce brings to privacy protection, such as questions of liability of vendors and banks, and informing data subjects about how they can exercise their rights. Panelists will also discuss all of the risks and advantages of e-commerce for consumers, including the benefits they can utilize through this type of trade.
- Use of Artificial Intelligence in Serbia - A Social Dilemma
Artificial intelligence (AI) undoubtedly has huge potential to contribute to global economic and social development, especially in transitioning countries. As one of those countries, Serbia recognized AI development as one of its main strategic priorities. How much will AI affect the everyday life of citizens? Are our privacy rights additionally threatened by implementing AI in different aspects of our lives, especially in public services? What consequences would giving up AI bring for individuals and for society? Is social transformation possible without participation of well-informed citizens in making decisions about AI? Are people who are raising concerns about AI effects actually opponents of social development? Is AI our new Social Dilemma? Those are some of the questions that will be discussed on the last panel of Privacy Week.
The online registration form for all of the panels is available on the following link:
When registering, please mark the panels that you plan to attend. Agenda
Below, you can find the link to the event (YouTube platform).
Note: the English translation is only available for the first day of the Conference.