The INFORM Day took place in Wroclaw, Poland, on 30th October 2018 and gathered around 200 participants of legal practitioners, judiciary and broader public. The event was organized by Research Center on Legal and Economic Issues of Electronical Communication (CBKE), Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics, University of Wroclaw.
Aim of the event was to disseminate awareness about the INFORM project, its goals, and interim results to the target groups (judiciary, legal practitioners, and court staff), as well as to the broader public.
The audience participated in 6 interesting lectures about data protection in judicial field. Speakers came from various regions of Poland (Warsaw, Krakow, Lodz, Wroclaw). The first lecture provided by PhD Krzysztof Wygoda, who is an expert in the field of data protection, addressed in short quite pressing problem of providing information in concise, transparent, intelligible and easily accessible form, using clear and plain language. During the INFORM day there were presented the goals and outcomes of INFORM project with the comparison of GDPR and Directive 2016/680 in the background by experts of CBKE – Damian Klimas, Anna Zalesińska. The longest lecture, provided by distinguished expert PhD Paweł Litwiński, discussed the practical approach to GDPR and the Directive 2016/680 and was tailored for legal professionals and their law offices. Forth lecture was presented by Dominik Lubasz, PhD and Maciej Gawroński addressed absurdities and fake news that arose in regard to GDPR implementation in Poland in general. Speakers discussed them and provide tailored answers and remedies. Katarzyna Sandecka (data protection officer of Court of Appeal in Wroclaw) presented the security of information in regard to GDPR and Directive 2016/680 in courts and IT systems, as this issue is often omitted in polish courts. The last lecture was provided by PhD Gabriela Bar (board member of District Chamber of Legal Advisers in Wroclaw), who presented the issue of data retention in law firms.
Most of participants claimed that the problems discussed during the INFORM Day were very relevant and they improved their awareness about European data protection reform.