The European Union says everyone has the right
for their personal information to be kept safe.
But for people to know what their rights are
and how to keep their personal information safe
they need a lot of training.
The SafeSurfing project is teaching people with intellectual disabilities
how to keep their information safe when using the Internet.
To do that, project partners have created some very fun videos.
You can see the videos here.
From January 2016, you could also learn about Internet safety
by taking part in online training sessions!
More than 1000 people will be trained!
More information about that will be available soon.
While Article 8 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights gives everyone the right to the protection of personal data, legal capacity legislation, lack of awareness, as well as accessibility issues of redress mechanisms may infringe the protection of personal data of people with intellectual disabilities.
To achieve an effective protection of their personal data, individuals have to be provided with the personal support and training they need to decide which data and information they want to share with others. Therefore, SafeSurfing works to:
- Support the implementation of legislation on data protection and the dissemination of the major changes of the Data Protection Reform Package to make it relevant to people with intellectual disabilities.
- Raise the awareness and abilities of people with intellectual disabilities regarding the protection of their personal data in the partner countries.
- Develop online training sessions as a means to reach out to a significant number of individuals.
More concretely, partners are producing five information videos for people with intellectual disabilities about different aspects of data protection and of possibilities to seek redress. You can see the first videos here. The videos will be available in all project languages by October 2015.
Partners will also develop, test and roll-out online training modules to more than 1.000 people with intellectual disabilities in five countries. The training sessions will touch upon subjects such as:
- Contents of the Data Protection Reform Package
- Processing of personal data and the meaning of explicit consent
- Information about redress mechanisms
The training sessions will start in January 2016.