Personal Data Protection
on occasion of the Data Protection Day of 28 January 2016
edition of the competition for children and youth
„My privacy! Don´t Look, Don´t Poke About!“
We take great pleasure in
launching the jubilee, already tenth edition of the competition “My privacy!
Don´t Look, Don´t Poke About!”. Experience from the past nine years has confirmed
that children and youth care about privacy and their interest has definitely not
weakened. The number of contributions received over the years has totalled 1500.
Consequently, the jury always has an uneasy task to choose the winning
contributions. We extend once more our thanks to all participants for their
contributions in whatever form: written stories, drawings, photos, videos,
drafts of badges, etc.
And what topic have we chosen
this year? Employ your imagination and try to show how you would imagine the world without privacy. There would not
be any secret, you would not be able to leave any detail from your life to
yourselves. How such a world would function? Would it be better or worse than
our present world? How could such world come true – by giving up privacy and
data protection of one´s free will, of ignorance, by mistake or has someone
taken it by force? Let your imagination run wild as you write stories, essays or
scenarios. You also can create and play a sketch and capture it on video.
We will not omit those who
prefer drawing, painting or graphic arts
either. Everyone knows or thinks at least that knows where to safely put money,
where to place a secret notebook, how to hide a photo. But in what way shall we
treat personal data? How and where can we deposit information about ourselves? Try
to depict the safest place for personal
data storage, how could it look like or where could it be.
We have divided both topics by
age groups of
7 – 13 years
and 14 – 18 years respectively.
Apart from individuals, schools,
school clubs, libraries, leisure time establishments or different children
teams may participate. Please let us know if you decide to work in groups and
to develop some accompanying activities (discussion party, competition among
classes. etc.). We can share the information on our website.
Participants under 18 years of
age are invited to send their contributions (please indicate your name, address
and age*) by 30 April 2016, either
by electronic mail to
to max. 9 MB) or by ordinary post to Office for Personal Data Protection, press
division, Pplk. Sochora 27, 170 00 Praha 7 (please quote “Privacy” on the
Authors of the best proposals
can look forward to an interesting program accompanying the award ceremony.
Information about the
competition will regularly be updated on the office´s website at
the For Youth section
address will be used for purposes of the competition only. Name and age can be
used for promotion of personal data protection
, unless we receive your explicit wish not to use your contribution for
promotional purposes. If you are under 15, please ask your parents for consent
allowing you to take part in the competition