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Data Protection Day was celebrated on 28 January, and it was especially festive for EDRi observer SHARE Foundation. The organisation received a certificate of gratitude from the Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection of Serbia for their immense contribution to affirmation of the right to protection of personal data.

The official Data Protection Day gathering, traditionally organised by the Office of the Commissioner, was held on 30 January in Belgrade, Serbia. At the event, the Commissioner Rodoljub Šabić addressed the participants, together with the Head of Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Mission to Serbia Andrea Orizio and the Ombudsman of the Republic of Serbia Saša Janković.

As part of the celebration, the Commissioner awarded SHARE Foundation with a certificate of gratitude for an immense contribution to the affirmation of the right to personal data protection. Director Vladan Joler accepted the certificate of gratitude on Foundation’s behalf. Legal and Policy Director Djordje Krivokapic also presented the results of the latest research on personal data of minors in the data economy.

28 January was chosen as the international Data Protection Day, because the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, the first legally binding international agreement in this area, was opened for signatures on that day in 1981.

SHARE Foundation will continue to contribute to the improvement of the right to personal data protection through cooperation with the Office of the Commissioner and other competent state bodies, civil society and information and communications technology (ICT) industry.

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SHARE Foundation honoured with a certificate of gratitude on Data Protection Day (02.02.2017)
http://www.shareconference.net/en/news/share-foundation-honoured-certificate-gratitude-data-protection-day

Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (28.01.1981)
https://www.coe.int/en/web/conventions/full-list/-/conventions/rms/0900001680078b37

SHARE Foundation guide for state bodies on personal data protection (only in Serbian)
http://www.shareconference.net/sites/default/files/u742/8_-_vodic_jrga_final.pdf

Mojipodaci.rs – web portal on personal data in the public sector (only in Serbian)
https://mojipodaci.rs/

(Contribution by EDRi observer SHARE Foundation, Serbia)

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