- Jan 24 - 26 2024
- 8:00 am
Privacy Week 2024
The Privacy Week 2024 event is organized by Partners for Democratic Change Serbia, National Intervention grant recipients.
This annual event is held during the last week of January in Belgrade, commemorating the Personal Data Protection Day on January 28. It was first organized in 2021, a decade after Partners Serbia, in collaboration with the Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Protection of Personal Data, marked the inaugural Personal Data Protection Day in Serbia. The event centers around discussions on privacy and data protection issues, engaging civil, private, and public sector experts. Given the heightened significance of privacy and personal data protection amid the rapid evolution of new technologies and the digitization of public services, Privacy Week aims to enhance public awareness on various aspects related to the right to privacy. Additionally, it serves as a platform for fostering dialogue on the state of privacy protection in Serbia and globally.
Privacy Week 2024 is scheduled from January 24 to 26, 2024, and will be conducted in a hybrid format. This format has proven to be effective in facilitating the active participation of interested parties from different cities and countries. The event, comprising panels, round tables, workshops, and presentations, provides a space for representatives from the public, civil, and private sectors, as well as the general public, to engage in discussions, enhance mutual understanding, and catalyze changes in the realm of privacy protection. This year, special emphasis will be placed on highlighting the importance of robust supervision and public control over the processing of personal data by both state and private entities, especially in societies grappling with underdevelopment and the rule of law.
Privacy Week sessions in 2024 will focus on pertinent issues, including the use of citizens’ personal data in pre-election campaigns, judicial protection of the right to privacy, high-tech crime as a threat to citizens’ privacy, revenge pornography, digital surveillance, European Union regulations on the digital market and digital services, and the relationship between artificial intelligence and privacy.