1. Priorities and activities to be funded
In line with the Political guidelines of the Juncker Commission, the Data Protection Reform is one of the constituent elements of a 'Connected Digital Single Market' and an 'Area of Justice and Fundamental Rights based on mutual trust' and its application in 2018 needs effective and uniform preparation.
1.2. Description of the activities
Awareness raising towards individuals, private and public sector (particular attention to individuals and public sector),
training in particular for SMEs and public sector personnel dealing and with data protection issues,
seminars/workshops/conferences with stakeholders, both general and sector specific (e.g. health, finance, research, energy etc.); some of these seminars could function on concrete case studies in order to understand outstanding issues regarding General Data Protection Regulation implementation and detect possible best practices.
Throughout these activities the involvement of national data protection supervisory authorities (DPAs) could be an asset in order to bring their perspective as enforcers of data protection legislation.
1.3. Expected results
increased awareness of data protection and increased capacity of national experts / civil society to address issues related to data protection;
improved knowledge on the legislation and administrative practices related to data protection.