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Data Privacy Day - Raising awareness about Data Protection

Data Privacy Day – raising awareness about the right of data protection

In the era of increasing use and collection of data, data protection and data privacy are topics that should not be overlooked. Initiated by the Council of Europe, Data Privacy Day has since 2006 become an international day for raising awareness about the rights to personal data protection and privacy. 

Data Privacy Day is celebrated on the 28th January to commemorate the date on which the Council of Europe’s data protection convention, Convention 108, was opened for signature. The Convention 108 is an international, multilateral and legally binding treaty to protect privacy and personal data, and the only one of its kind in today’s society.

Data Protection by Design and Default

At LNDS, we do data protection by design and default. Data protection by design and default is a concept that requires organisations to integrate data protection into their processing activities and business practices from the design stage right through the lifecycle. This means that in all our services and projects, data protection is assessed and assured at the earliest stages of the development of the service or the start of a data project. The members of our ELSI team help us to plan our procedures and tools in a way that considers and respects the rights and interests of all stakeholders.

Data Protection Training – E-Learning modules to train yourself and your staff

It is not only as a process that data protection and privacy is present at LNDS. We are currently developing Data Protection Training modules to support application of data protection law in the context of the secondary use of data. The online training modules are focused on the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 

Our data partners often struggle with designing and implementing data projects that are fully compliant with the GDPR. I see a general demand for trainings on the GDPR for various audiences that come in contact with personal data as part of their work, but who are not legal experts, like data scientists, software developers or data stewards. The aim with our Data Protection Training modules is to help individuals and organisations understand the importance of data protection and privacy.

– Jaroslav Jirsa, ELSI Associate and service owner of the Data Protection Training

Our data protection e-learning tools are designed to provide a comprehensive overview of data protection principles, best practices, and legal requirements, with exercises to test your understanding. The Data Protection Training consists of online training modules that you can use to train yourself and your staff.

The comprehensive learning modules are fit for the whole spectrum of users: from an absolute beginner, all the way to an advanced researcher. In each module, you will find explanations what the legal requirements mean, highlights of common misunderstandings, and examples from the research context. The first modules of the GDPR training focus on personal data, starting with the fundamentals and explanations of legal concepts. From here onwards, the learning takes a deeper step into the processing and purpose of data, roles, lawfulness and all the way to training on data protection in secondary use of data.

The Data Protection Training will be released as a service by LNDS later in spring 2024 – stay tuned.

Data Privacy Day in Luxembourg

Data Privacy Day is an annual event organised by the Restena Foundation and the University of Luxembourg in the framework of the international Data Privacy Day. Data Privacy Day 2024 has received funding from the European Union’s Digital Europe programme (DIGITAL). The Data Privacy Day event is held in Belval and consists of a hybrid event around data protection and data privacy. This year the event focuses particularly on artificial intelligence (AI) and its implications on data protection.

During the Data Privacy Day event, members of our ELSI team will be present with a stand in the exhibition area. In addition to talking with us about data protection, you can meet us to find out more about the Data Protection Training modules which we are developing, to contribute to knowledge sharing around data protection! 

Find out more about Data Privacy Day and register for the event.