EU Data protection reform (completed)

2016 / 04 / 01 Tags: ,

The primary objective of the project is to assist in raising awareness on the major changes to the data protection landscape in Lithuania brought about by the General Data Protection Regulation, and to advance the understanding of a right to personal data as a fundamental human right and the civil society’s role in its protection

Project period 2016 06 01 – 2016 11 30
Partnership Lithuania, Kingdom of Norway
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HRMI released to reseach studies discussing perceptions of Lithuanian public towards the right to data protection and the readiness of Lithuanian business to implement the EU data protection reform.

“The Privacy Paradox: the Lithuanian Public’s Perceptions of Data Protection”. HRMI collaborated with “Spinter research” and carried out a representative survey of more than 1,000 Lithuanian residents in the July of 2016, asking about their understanding of the right to data protection, knowledge about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and remedies available in case of the data violations (read the study)

“The Preparedness of Lithuanian Business to Implement GDPR”. To assess the prevailing attitudes about data protection among business entities, HRMI conducted an exploratory survey of 50 Lithuanian companies asking about their data processing practices and awareness of the upcoming legal changes (read the study).

The findings of the studies were discussed during the first in Lithuania Digital Rights Forum 2016.

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