Workshop N° 1: The right to data protection in the digital age


The workshop on 5th December 2020 about the right to data protection in the digital age began at 3pm GMT+1 with opening remarks of the Network of African Data Protection Authorities and the Council of Europe. The theme covered several topics moderated by experts and specialists. In particular, the discussion on the challenges to privacy and data protection rights in the past, present and future by Joseph A. Cannataci, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy. 

Along the same line, Yves Poullet, Professor Emeritus at UNamur treated artificial intelligence and data protection on several levels and challenges. After that, the issue of digital leadership acquisition tools for young generations was discussed with Faiza Seidu-Adam of the NGO GirlyTech. 

Then Patrick Walshe (Privacy Matters) and Sylvia Appiah (Information Governance Solutions), Council of Europe experts on the state of the current situation of data protection law in the digital age, made a presentation. The workshop closed with comments from participants and discussions opened by the Council of Europe experts.