Today, the National Center for Personal Data Protection (NCPDP) in collaboration with TAIEX project experts organizes the online workshop – “Processing and protection of personal data in the field of public health in the context of possible global challenges” (pandemic COVID – 19). The event will last three days (January 26,27,28).
The aim is to strengthen and enhance the skills of public health representatives on possible challenges that may arise globally (in the context of the pandemic COVID – 19), while respecting the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals on personal data protection. This includes: when the processing is necessary for reasons of public interest in the area of public health, in adopting good practices based on relevant case law; setting a balance between the processing, storage, and disclosure of health data and the right to privacy; promoting clarity and specialized analysis, oriented towards the provisions of the law on personal data protection in the specific field of application. Concerning health, aim is familiarization of medical representatives with the new challenges related to the processing of personal data.
The workshop will be conducted by personal data protection experts from Croatia, Slovakia and representatives of the NCPDP and will be organized for three regions of the country: central, northern and southern. Amongst the topics addressed by the experts are: the definition of personal health data, the processing of special categories of personal data and the legal basis for the processing of personal health data.
About 300 people from the three regions of the country are expected to participate in the event.
The workshop is organized and funded by the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument of the European Commission (TAIEX).