Dr Soňa Matochová, head of the analytical division, held the introductory presentation in which she outlined the main principles of the current data protection law.
“We live in times when the striking of balance between the free flow of information and the protection of personal data and privacy appears necessary,“
stressed Ms Matochová during her speech.
Furthermore, she explained some of the newly introduced mechanisms and summarized the competencies of the Office for Personal Data Protection as the supervisory authority in the respective area.
The presentation was followed by a vivid discussion that focused namely on a comparison of the legal approach to data protection - or data privacy – in the USA and the European Union.