President of the Commission for Personal Data (CDP), Dr Mouhamadou Lo invited Monday Senegalese, to exercise restraint in the use of new technologies, including the Internet.
Dr. Lo was speaking at a meeting with the Network of journalists specializing in information technology and communication.
‘must that the Senegalese are aware that there are dangers associated with new information technologies and communication. There is danger to life, danger to their economy, threat to their country, ” Has he said.
He noted that ‘Personal Data Protection has a number of issues’ , saying that ‘people need to know that there are to behave when new technology is used’.
‘The Senegalese have to be careful in their approach, in their use of new technologies, especially those who use the Internet and specifically social media,’ ‘Has he advised.
Meanwhile, Ismaila Camara, President of the Network of journalists specializing in information technology and communication (ICT) cautions against the indiscriminate publication of images on social networks.
‘Sometimes you can have a picture on Facebook, Twitter, Google, and this photo is fatal to us. It may even cost us a job, because she was taken to a moment of madness, where maybe we were not aware that one is filmed. And now with the Internet, it goes fast, ” Has he noted.
He calls users to stop ‘expose themselves to disclose information they would never reveal in front of a physical person ‘.
According to him, in front of a keyboard, you can come to say certain things ‘on his family life’ and ‘environment’. But ‘it’s dangerous’, he has warned.
Exchanges during the meeting between the CDP and the Network of ICT specialists journalists have focused on the’ right to oblivion on the Internet ‘and the’ digital sovereignty ‘.
‘, ‘Today, Google is not willing to offer this right to be forgotten for the Senegalese, who is a vested right in Europe since the decision of the European Court of Justice, allowing any user, if desired, to make a request that their personal data may be removed by Google under certain conditions’, said Ismaila Camara.
He noted that ‘the CDP has established a focal network with which he worked on this issue for the Senegalese enjoy the right to be forgotten on the Internet.
‘On digital sovereignty, since the outbreak of Edward Snowden [computer American former employee of the CIA and NSA] case that revealed an extensive program of hacking Agency National American security today, all nations know that they are not immune to a virus attack. We traded with the President of the COP on this issue that is important to the future of our country, ” Has he continued.
The CDP is an independent administrative authority established by law No. 2008-12 of 25 January 2008 on the protection of personal data.
Its mission is to inform and promote the right of personal data protection in the private sector public, and to ensure the protection of citizens against the misuse of their personal data.
Its task is also to monitor compliance with the legislation of the treatments on personal data and support government for the emergence of a powerful digital economy.