On 14-16 March, a workshop on protecting personal data in migration area with a focus on information and communication technologies was organised for the representatives of the Inspectorate General for Migration (IGM) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Moldova.
The workshop resonates with the Component 1 of the SCOP project which supports IGM to continuously implement the reforms for provision of better migration services, alignment with European standards and digitalisation of work processes. Hence, the comprehensive approach to analyse the workflow at IGM in order to optimise the human resources, assessment of digitalisation needs and further technical support and assessment of personal data protection status-quo is needed.
The aim of the workshop was to raise awareness of the IGM and the MoI on the data protection and the significance of adopting respective legislation in the alignment with the EU aqui and in particular the GDPR. A three-day event covered following topics: general data protection regulation, lawfulness of data processing, principles and special data categories, recommendations on the technical and organisational measures, the role of data protection officer, institutional measures to ensure data protection with supporting documentation templates and the importance of “privacy by design” principle when developing information system at the Inspectorate.
The participants welcomed the opportunity to engage in active discussions with the ICMPD SCOP project team and the experts from the Office of Personal Data Protection of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Romania. The project is funded by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge, BAMF).