Morocco/Rabat: Focus on the link between religions and personal data protection
A panel of Moroccan and foreign experts and researchers shed light on the link between religions and the protection of personal data during a panel organized on Saturday at the headquarters of the Academy of the Kingdom of Morocco, in Rabat.
Gathered in the framework of a meeting initiated by the National Commission for the Control of Personal Data Protection (CNDP), in partnership with the Rabita Mohammadia des Oulémas, under the theme "Personal data, civilization of sharing and respect for privacy", the panelists have focused on the reasons for the importance of sharing data as well as the risks it can have on the human being if it is not shared.personal data, civilization of sharing and respect for privacy", the panelists focused on the reasons for the importance of sharing data and the risks that this can have on the human being if their use does not obey a moral code.
Speaking at the 2nd panel of this conference, held on the occasion of the international day of personal data protection, the Secretary General of the Rabita Mohammadia des Oulémas, Ahmed Abbadi, stressed the need to share data in order to fight against social evils and find mechanisms to respond to the challenges of the modern world.
"In order to better understand the human and social complexity in which we live," Mr. Abbadi called for "a form of altruism in the sharing of ideas for a collective welfare" and the creation of "a form of transcendent intelligence that exceeds the intelligence of the individual.
For her part, Mrs. Bernadette Rey Mimoso-Ruiz, professor emeritus at the Institut Catholique de Toulouse, addressed in her intervention the evolution of the concept of privacy.volution of the concept of privacy, noting that data protection is legally guaranteed but threatened by users themselves on social networks.In this sense, she advocated better prevention and education on the respect of privacy and the use of these data.
She also dwelt on the main motivations behind the need for some people to share their private life, mentioning in particular the role of theShe also discussed the main motivations behind the need for some people to share their private lives, including the role of image, the influence of cinema and the degradation of respect values in a society where the self becomes the focus of interest shared with others.
For his part, Eric Salobir, president of the Human Technology Foundation, lamented the fact that modern societies lack a common horizon, given the diversity that characterizes them. To remedy this problem, Mr. Salobir called for a generous but responsible sharing of data, taking the "common good" as its foundation.
Father Jean-Michel Poirier, director of research at the Institut Catholique de Toulouse, emphasized the anchoring of the practice of sharing in religions as well as their "expertise" in dealing with certain new challenges of the modern world.
According to him, the Abrahamic traditions can alert us to numerous problems such as the digital divide, given their interest in people in precarious situations.
As for the notion of consent, he recommended greater awareness to ensure that everyone "has the opportunity to take their data into account".
For his part, Mr. Farid El Asri, professor at the International University of Rabat and at the Rabita Mohammadia des Oulémas, insisted on the need to "understand the civilizational environment in which we live", where a porosity of the borders between public and private life exists.
He also reported a change in the characteristics of Muslim civilization, which is now experiencing a change in the way it is displayed, the way it is perceived and the way it is perceived by the public.He also mentioned a change in the characteristics of the Muslim civilization, which is now experiencing a change in display, while encouraging "iconic sobriety" and a return to "fences that preserve the dignity of the other".