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Workshop on Eurojust Data Protection Standards held in Budva

An Exchange on supervision by Data Protection Agencies on the topic of Eurojust Data protection standards at Prosecution Offices was held on 7th and 8th of April in Budva, Montenegro, for the beneficiaries from the four Western Balkan countries which have signed the Eurojust Cooperation Agreement and deployed Liaison Prosecutor to Eurojust (EU Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation) – Albania, North Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro.

During the Data Protection workshop in Budva, the participants developed templates which should be used by Data Protection Officers through the supervision process and annual reporting to Eurojust. This was followed by presentations from the Head of the Data Protection Service at Eurojust Diana Alonso Blas. Ms. Blas provided guidelines to data protection standards and best practices in the European Union.

The Exchange was organized by the regional Project Countering Serious Crime in the Western Balkans, in cooperation with Eurojust.

According to Eurojust agreements, national responsible for personal data should annually conduct supervision at Prosecution Service capacity from data protection standards requirements.  An Exchange of knowledge is very necessary in order to make Data Protection Agencies able to get current know-how and methodological capabilities for supervision Eurojust data protection standards at Prosecution services. The support of the participants from Data Protection Agencies and Prosecution Offices is a follow-up activity, based on two webinar sessions on Data Protection in relation to Eurojust cooperation agreements, organized by the regional Project Countering Serious Crime in the Western Balkans on 1st and 8th of July 2021.

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