Head of VDAI: we will not avoid data protection violations even with the strictest measures

“Even with the strictest cyber security measures, we will not avoid possible data breaches in the future. We see growing numbers not only in Lithuania, but also in the world, as well as in the European Union, ”said the head of the SDPI at the meeting of the Seimas National Security and Defense Committee (NSGC) on personal data protection.

The committee meeting was held on Tuesday in response to the CityBee scandal, when about 110,000 people were posted in one forum. personal data of service users.

Question: how much to expand control

The head of the SDPI stated that the control of such data controllers could be strengthened in order to ensure the security of personal data, but their number is huge and then the question of the extent to which the inspection and supervision of such controllers should be expanded should be raised.

With our available resources, we carry out about 1,200 inspections a year, but the question is whether that is enough.

“What to do in the future – or can we try to strengthen control and supervision, planned or unplanned, but what percentage must be achieved? We carry out about 1,200 inspections a year with our available resources, but the question is whether that is enough, ”said R. Andrijauskas.

He noted that personal data are processed by every legal entity registered in the country, as well as by natural persons carrying out commercial activities under a business license or on other grounds.

Deputy Minister of Justice Jurga Greičienė stated that certain criteria could be introduced, according to which data controllers would be given more attention by supervisory authorities.

Photo by Lukas Balandus / 15min / Jurga Greičienė

“There are an infinite number of data controllers, but perhaps by introducing some objective criteria for how to sample stored data, what data is stored, their scope, that circle of cyber security sample could be expanded,” the deputy minister said.

Policy Proposals: Invest in Cyber ​​Security

Parliament’s politicians are proposing that European Union funds be used to increase cyber security, raising the question of whether fines for improper data processing are sufficiently dissuasive, and how responsibility for data protection should be shared.

“The principle of investigating only after incidents, I understand that it is now so established that the responsibility lies mainly with the handlers, but it is necessary to consider whether this is really the case,” said Laurynas Kasčiūnas, the head of NSGK.

Mykolas Majauskas, the Head of the Budget and Finance Committee of the Seimas, who participated in the meeting, proposed to initiate a cyber security investment program, using European funding as well.

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“I would like to address NSGK colleagues to think about an ambitious cyber security investment program. I am convinced that one million more will not solve the problem here, we must have very ambitious long-term goals and invest a lot in it, ”said M. Majauskas.

“I will point out that we have EU institutions that have approved 1.6 billion. the Digital Union for Europe program, which is committed to investing in cyber security capabilities. (…) We need to talk about investments in technologies, competencies, backup databases, ”said M. Majauskas.

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