Online lecture fort the students of the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb, 16 Decemeber 2020

On 16 December 2020, Director of the Agency Zdravko Vukic and Iva Ivankovic, Advisor in the Department for International Co-operation, EU and legal Affairs, held an online lecture for the students of specialist graduate study at the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb.

Representatives of the Agency informed students about the personal data protection legal in the Republic of Croatia, with special emphasis on the rights of data subjects and obligations of data controllers arising from the GDPR, processing of personal data for marketing purposes and processing of personal data on social networks. Also, the Agency’s representatives addressed the specificities of collecting and processing personal data in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and pointed out that the right to personal data is not an absolute right; it must be considered in relation to its function in society and should be balanced with other fundamental rights in accordance with the principle of proportionality.

In this context, it should be noted that the processing of health data should be necessary and proportionate, and that personal data is appropriate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed, in accordance with the principles set out in Article 5. of the GDPR.

 

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