In a globalised world, in which mobility, not only geographical, but also economic, professional and banking mobility, as well as the interconnection of people, beyond borders, plays such an important role, in which international data transfers, physically or through the Internet, are an increasingly frequent reality, the 1st International Forum on Privacy and Data Protection is born.
The protection of privacy is a fundamental right recognised by the United Nations, which protects individual freedom, freedom of expression, privacy and personal dignity. This right contains within it data protection.
The Council of Europe defines the right to privacy as a fundamental human right. The same sense in which it is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which define privacy as a right, in the following terms: «No one shall be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to unlawful attacks on his honour and reputation».
Currently, there are 140 countries in the world that have data protection regulations and 93 supervisory authorities (source Nelson Remolina via his Twitter profile), to which should be added those others that are currently in the process of drafting and approving regulations in this area.
The Forum was created as an open space that seeks to provide great value for people, companies and institutions, clarifying the regulatory situation in each of the countries and at an international level, with the help of the participating control authorities.
The event, which is informative and free of charge, will be attended by 24 authorities from countries from different continents, specifically from Africa, America, Asia and Europe, who will not only present questions about their own countries, but also about the challenges that lie ahead in their regions and at the international level.
At a time when artificial intelligence has acquired a very relevant role in terms of future legislation, its impact on privacy and the aspects to be taken into account in the coming years will be analysed.
The I International Forum on Privacy and Data Protection is set up as a meeting point for citizens, professionals, administrations and control authorities, which will make it possible to learn about this very important and sometimes unknown right, with a great impact on people, on the digital economy and, undoubtedly, on the present and future of our society.