Niger/Launching of the activities of the day of sensitization of the professionals of the public sector: To sensitize the actors of health on the treatment of the personal data
As a prelude to the commemoration of the international day of protection of personal data, celebrated on January 28, the High Authority for the Protection of Personal Data (HAPDP) organized yesterday morning at the Gaweye Hotel, a day of awareness of professionals in the public sector under the theme: "the problem of protection of personal data in the context of the pandemic in Covid-19".
The Minister of Public Health, Population and Social Affairs, Dr. Illiassou Mainassara, presided over the launch of the activities of the said day in the presence of the President of the High Authority for Personal Data Protection, Mrs. Sanadi Tchimaden Hadatan, the representative of the Minister of Justice, Keeper of the Seals and several guests.Sanadi Tchimaden Hadatan, the representative of the Minister of Justice, Keeper of the Seals and several guests.
The objective of this day is to sensitize the health actors on the rights and obligations in terms of processing and protection of personal data in order to better understand the attributions of the High Authority for Personal Data Protection.
In the speech he delivered on this occasion, the Minister of Public Health, Population and Social Affairs praised the High Authority for Personal Data Protection (HAPDP) for this initiative which will allowThe Minister of Public Health, Population and Social Affairs commended the High Authority for Personal Data Protection (HAPDP) for this initiative which will allow for an exchange between professionals of the public health sector and the stakeholders of this institution on the issue of personal data protection in general and in the context of the COVID 19 pandemic in particular."During this day, you will be brought to provide answers with the help of technicians of the High Authority for the Protection of Personal Data, to questions of the hour. They concern in particular, the organization of the sector for the collection, processing, securing and protection of data collected daily," he said.
Dr. Illiassou Mainassara also recalled that information technology and communication have indeed taken an important place in our daily lives. They are present in work relationships, in family life, in our intimate relationships. ICTs have revolutionized the way we communicate by allowing information to be shared without limits or boundaries. "This is why the government, following the example of the international community, has been keen to regulate the protection of personal data by providing a legal arsenal that is both preventive and repressive. This is why the government, following the example of the international community, has decided to regulate the protection of personal data by providing for a legal arsenal of preventive but also repressive nature and a High Authority in charge of deploying the national mechanism for the protection of personal data," he said.
Dr. Illiassou Mainassara finally invited participants to be attentive to interact during the various presentations focused primarily on personal data processed in the public health sector. "These data that relate to the health status of the person are very sensitive data, which require as you know, special attention in their management and handling," he concluded.
For her part, the President of the High Authority for the Protection of Personal Data, Ms. Sanadi Tchimaden Hadatan said that the choice of this theme "the problem of protection of personal data in the context of the pandemic in Covid-19" is not fortuitous. Indeed, health is a field where quantities of very sensitive information are collected, handled, stored and even transferred to organizations sometimes at the international level. "Such management of our data must be done in compliance with our laws and regulations, especially in the digital age where the exponential evolution of technology is becoming increasingly important.volution of technology easily allows the sharing of information for purposes often infringing on privacy, "she stressed.
The president of the HAPDP recalled that a personal data is any information that directly or indirectly identifies an individual. "Today's activity is a response to the instruction given by the Prime Minister to raise awareness of public and private actors on the respect of their obligations to report or deThe activity today is a response to the instruction given by the Prime Minister to sensitize public and private actors on compliance with their obligations to report or clarify any processing of personal data to the High Authority for the Protection of Personal Data," said Ms. Sanadi Tchimaden Hadatan.