The Course on personal data protection had taken place at the UCU

On July, 27-29 2015 at the Ukrainian Catholic University had taken place the first Certificate Study Course: “Personal Data Protection: Legal Regulation and Practical Issues”. The Course was jointly organized by the Office of the Council of Europe in Ukraine, the Secretariat of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights and the Rule of Law Center of the Ukrainian Catholic University. The event was held within the Project “Strengthening Information Society in Ukraine”.
While opening the Course the Project Officer of the Project “Strengthening Information Society in Ukraine” Olena Rodionenko had underlined all the importance of this project which aims to launch the wider campaign and series of the events in order to disseminate knowledge on the data protection standards in Ukraine. In turn, Representative of the Commissioner for personal data protection Markiyan Bem stressed that the goal of the course is also a forming a pool of experts of the personal data protection in different spheres which will ensure the compliance of the legislation on personal data protection in Ukraine.
During the three days course trainees had an opportunity to obtain an information on the main legal grounds of the personal data protection and processing in Ukraine, international standards which are determining the rights of the persons, whose data is processed and the practical issues which are arising during the execution of the holders and administrators of the personal data of their functional responsibilities. The special attention was paid to the questions of the personal data protection in the telecommunication sphere, because all the 16 participants are working in this sphere.
The experts of the course were Representative of the Commissioner for personal data protection Markiyan Bem, empoloyers of the Secretariat of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Oleksandra Komarovska, Olena Bila and Svitlana Kryvda, well-known British expert in the field of the personal data protection Graham Sutton.
The Course had become the first joint project of the Office of the Council of Europe in Ukraine, the Secretariat of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights and the Rule of Law Center of the Ukrainian Catholic University, after the signing of the Memorandums on mutual cooperation on July, 23. In the nearest time there is planned to launch the preparation of the following events.

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