The EDPS will host an online edition of the Data Protection Workshop within International Organisations, on the afternoons of 8 & 9 October 2020.
This workshop, initiated by the EDPS in 2005, aims to bring together international organisations to:
- Share experience and best practice in the field of data protection and analyse its impact as part of good governance within international organisations;
- Summarise the most recent regulatory developments at international level in the area of privacy and data protection and analyse the potential implications of such developments for international organisations;
- Analyse the state of play of data protection within international organisations;
- Discuss the progress made since the last workshop.
In light of the continuing public health crisis around the world, the theme of this year’s workshop is Data protection in international organisations in times of crisis. Topics to be discussed include the impact of the pandemic for the protection of personal health data in a humanitarian context, remote working, contact tracing apps, level of preparedness and lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic and new developments and best practices to facilitate transfers to international organisations.