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  • Statement on Avast case
    11. 2. 2020 - Statement of the Czech Office for Personal Data Protection on the current affair concerning Avast Software s.r.o.
  • Meeting with retirement home staff closed this year´s lecture series
    19.12. 2019 – The Office for Personal Data Protection represented by Ms Soňa Matochová, head of the analytical division, provided a lecture for the staff of a retirement home in Prague. The presentation was tailor-made to the specific needs of social workers. The audience could learn main principles of the GDPR as well as of the Czech data protection act. Special focus was put on the instrument of consent which is often used excessively. Finally, the retirement home staff profited from a vivid discussion.
  • Czech supervisory authority hosted Day for Small Entrepreneurs
    16.12. 2019 – The Office for Personal Data Protection organized one more event for public last week. The target audience was small data controllers. This event complemented a successful series of meetings with data protection officers that the Czech authority has been organizing for two years already.
  • Refused applicants for information may turn to the office as of January 2020
    31. 7. 2019 – The Office for Personal Data Protection reminds all applicants for information refused by authorities to settle their request that it will be possible to approach the office starting January next year.
  • DPOs updated on novelties in data protection
    26. 6. 2019 – The Office organized another two seminars for DPOs in June. It was a follow up to the successful series of the past and the beginning of the current year. The central topic was the Czech legislation adapting the GDPR as well as some novelties which this piece of legislation has brought about.
  • Office´s Experts Trained Regional DPOs
    31. 5. 2019 – DPOs of municipalities from the Carlsbad Region profited from the experience of our office´s experts during an event at the premises of the regional council.
  • European Data Protection Has Global Potential
    30. 5. 2019 – Ms Ivana Janů, president of the Czech supervisory authority, made a speech at the 20th edition of IS2, a prestigious international conference on information security last Wednesday.
  • U.S. Students Visited the Office
    21. 3. 2019 – The Office for Personal Data Protection hosted students from the Iowa State University of Science and Technology early this week. The objective was twofold, to introduce the GDPR and to compare the approach to data privacy in the EU and the USA.
  • 2018 Annual Report Published
    28. 2. 2019 – Annual report covering the year 2018 has been posted on the Office´s website.
  • dTEST submitted a complaint against Google
    17. 1. 2019 – The Office for Personal Data Protection received a complaint against Google from a data subject represented by the non-profit organization dTest, o.p.s. in mid-December 2018. It concerns namely the processing of personal data in relation to the whereabouts of its users.
  • Update on the case
    14. 1. 2019 – Office´s statement on the termination of the domain.
  • Much can be rectified if the controller is honest
    27. 11. 2018 – Mr Josef Prokeš, the office´s administration section director, spoke at the conference “GDPR - 180 days after” organized in Prague by the Association for personal data protection (Spolek pro ochranu osobních údajů) and the Microsoft corporation. Mr Prokeš offered first experience with the GDPR from the authority´s point of vantage. His presentation can bear the motto “Much can be rectified if the controller is honest”.
  • Office´s findings about the GDPR application
    12. 11. 2018 – The Office for Personal Data Protection shared publicly its findings and experience relating to the GDPR application. Mrs Miroslava Matoušová, senior counsel for government affairs, offered this information at the Czech Compliance Association conference last week in Prague.
  • Human beings and their rights shall be priority also in digital era
    8. 11. 2018 – The 40th edition of the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners took place in Brussels, Belgium end of October. Digital ethics and human values were the core theme on which the participants concluded they shall be maintained even in present era distinguished by the rapidly evolving digital technologies.
  • Investigation does not necessarily mean sanction
    25. 9. 2018 - A series of GDPR-related seminars targeted at businesses have been prepared for the months of September and October, all of them under participation of the office´s experts. One of the events have already taken place most recently in the city of Pilsen.
  • The Office hosted seminars for DPOs
    30. 7. 2018 – The Office for Personal Data Protection organized two events for data protection officers offering a unique possibility to exchange first work experience.
  • FRA handbook on data protection legislation in Europe
    29. 5. 2018 – The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights published a new handbook offering overview of the data protection legal frameworks in Europe including important case law.
  • GDPR – stronger protection of data is here
    25. 5. 2018 – The General Data Protection Regulation known as the GDPR is effective as of today. The regulation has brought improved and more effective protection for personal data of citizens across the European Union. In the Czech Republic, the body overseeing compliance is the Office for Personal Data Protection that continuously extends its awareness raising activities among public.
  • How to communicate your data protection officer (DPO) to us?
    25. 5. 2018 - Controllers and processors who shall designate a DPO in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are obliged pursuant to Article 37(7) to publish the contact details of their DPO as well as to communicate them to the Office for Personal Data Protection.
  • Let people regain control over their personal data, Commissioner Jourová exhorted
    10. 4. 2018 - Hotel President Prague hosted professional conference titled “Data as opportunity for economy” last Friday. The event focused on digital economy and pointed out all risks this phenomenon poses to personal data. Ms Věra Jourová, commissioner for justice, consumers and gender equality, was the keynote speaker. Mr Josef Prokeš, director of the office´s administration section was among other experts who offered their presentations.
  • Office´s expert presented at lectures organized by the European Commission in Prague
    16. 3. 2018 – Representation of the European Commission in the Czech Republic organized two lectures on GDPR this week. Both were focused on its implementation by businesses and organizations.
  • Roundtable on data protection with U.S. students
    14. 3. 2018 – The Office for Personal Data Protection hosted on Tuesday a round table discussion with students of IT and Cybersecurity program at Marymount University (Virginia) focusing on data privacy in the Czech Republic and the European Union.
  • 2017 Annual Report Published
    28. 2. 2018 – Annual report covering the year 2017 has been posted on the Office´s website.
  • The Office Co-hosted International Conference on GDPR
    2. 2. 2018 - The elegant Liechtenstein Palace on the Vltava river embankment in Prague saw a two-day international conference titled “GDPR and its implementation into the daily practice of public administration”. The event was organized by the Ministry of Interior, the Coordinator for Digital Agenda at the Government Office, and the Office for Personal Data Protection. The Office´s president, Ms Ivana Janů held one of the opening speeches and several other Office´s experts appeared later as speakers.
  • Office´s expert presented at international IT conference
    21. 1. 2018 – The City of Prague hosted in mid-January an international IT conference itSMF Czech Republic having information security as central topic. The office was represented by Ms Miroslava Matoušová, senior counsel for government affairs.

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