BDK Held a Session on GDPR and Serbian Media

BDK Held a Session on GDPR and Serbian Media

On August 20, 2018, Bogdan Ivanisevic, Head of Data Protection practice at SEE Legal’s Serbian member BDK Advokati, held a session on “GDPR and Serbian media” for the participants in the “Strengthening Media Systems” project. The event was hosted by ICT Hub, in its Belgrade office.

ICT Hub in partnership with USAID has launched a media accelerator to reinforce the capacities and boost the initiatives of local media entities that have a record of independent and objective reporting. The entities included in the accelerator are: Vreme weekly magazine, Danas daily newspaper, BIRN media network, Beta news agency, Nova Ekonomija magazine and Istinomer web portal. Following the project goals, each media outlet is given the opportunity to design and implement activities that will strengthen their capacities and their market position.

Bogdan started the session by explaining various data protection concepts contained in the European Union Data protection directive (1995) and the current personal data protection law in Serbia. He emphasized the concept of public interest and talked about when and under what terms it justifies the publication of personal data in the media. Bogdan continued by explaining implications of GDPR on Serbian media and briefly introduced the draft of the new Serbian law on data protection.

On August 20, 2018, Bogdan Ivanisevic, Head of Data Protection practice at SEE Legal’s Serbian member BDK Advokati, held a session on “GDPR and Serbian media” for the participants in the “Strengthening Media Systems” project. The event was hosted by ICT Hub, in its Belgrade office.

ICT Hub in partnership with USAID has launched a media accelerator to reinforce the capacities and boost the initiatives of local media entities that have a record of independent and objective reporting. The entities included in the accelerator are: Vreme weekly magazine, Danas daily newspaper, BIRN media network, Beta news agency, Nova Ekonomija magazine and Istinomer web portal. Following the project goals, each media outlet is given the opportunity to design and implement activities that will strengthen their capacities and their market position.

Bogdan started the session by explaining various data protection concepts contained in the European Union Data protection directive (1995) and the current personal data protection law in Serbia. He emphasized the concept of public interest and talked about when and under what terms it justifies the publication of personal data in the media. Bogdan continued by explaining implications of GDPR on Serbian media and briefly introduced the draft of the new Serbian law on data protection.