VII ONLINE Open Day of the Office for Personal Data Protection
On February 3, 2021, the 7th edition of the Office for Personal Data Protection ONLINE Open Day took place at WSB University. During the event, co-organized with the Office for Personal Data Protection, participants had the opportunity to listen to lectures on such topics as personal data processing in the context of violations in the era of COVID-19 or website management. Minister Miroslaw Sanek also spoke about the successful cooperation between WSB University and the DPA in the field of postgraduate studies, which educate experts and popularize knowledge in the field of personal data protection and cyber security.
The Data Protection Office Open Day was inaugurated by the Vice-Rector for Student Affairs and Cooperation with the Environment, Marcin Lis, PhD, who welcomed the guests on behalf of Rector Assoc. Proff Zdzisława Dacko-Pikiewicz Rector of WSBU, and reminded the audience that this year marks the 23rd edition of WSB University postgraduate studies in cooperation with the Data Protection Office, resulting in more than 600 graduates.
The floor was then taken by Minister Miroslaw Sanek, Deputy President of the Office for the Protection of Personal Data, who thanked Rector Zdzislawa Dacko-Pikiewicz, Assoc Proff. for her cooperation and participation in the creation of the study, which is one of the few in Poland to educate specialists in Personal Data Protection.
The guests also had the opportunity to listen to a lecture on the roles and tasks in the processing of personal data conducted by Ms. Monika Krasinska, who is the Director of the Department of Jurisprudence and Legislation of the Office for Personal Data Protection and a lecturer at WSBU for postgraduate studies.
Ms. Director pointed out that the topic of personal data protection has grown tremendously in recent years, and that personal data management is not only a necessity, but also carries business potential and contributes to building a more informed workforce with increased competence.
Afterwards, the participants attended expert lectures with Mr. Andrzej Zielonka from the Infringements Department of the Inspection and Infringements Department of the Office of the President of the Office of Electronic Communications (UODO), WSB University experts Dr. Krystian Mączka - an expert witness in computer forensics, Dr. Karol Jędrasiak and Przemysław Szczurek.
WSB University is one of the few universities in Poland to educate experts in the field of personal data protection in the framework of postgraduate studies, which are carried out in cooperation with UODO.