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Balanced: Privacy Conference 2012 ended

More than 90 speakers represented 40 countries. The 34th conference of data protection control commissioners ended successfully. The President of the Republic, Mr. José Mujica, Mr. Felipe Rotondo, Mr. José Clastornik, and Mr. Jacob Kohnstamm shared the closing ceremony.

More than 90 speakers represented 40 countries. The 34th conference of data protection control commissioners ended successfully. The President of the Republic, Mr. José Mujica, Mr. Felipe Rotondo, Mr. José Clastornik, and Mr. Jacob Kohnstamm shared the closing ceremony.
According to Mr. Clastornik, questions are more important than answers in the balance between innovation and the rights of people.

The important thing is how we prepare ourselves as a country before the population. Answers should be prepared jointly, by each working from its place and taking care of balances.

Mr. Rotondo particularly appreciated the personal and human relationship. He mentioned topics with direct social influence had been tackled and that ICTs are part of our lives. They involve the virtuality of change and its institution, and lead to the certainty of impermanence in a global world.

“Knowledge allows us to improve and strengthen our talent. The advancement of technology implies challenges, that of a panoptic society by the political power or by others, which have influence on the bases of society, even taking the risk of undergoing new divisions. Therefore, the advancement of technology requires harmony and balance.”

Mr. Jacob Kohnstamm thanked URCDP and said “we will make our own way”. He stated he will leave carrying holistic information about Uruguay. He was impressed by the theoretical and practical knowledge that is being developed.

Mr. Mujica expressed his gratitude to the organisers on behalf of Uruguay. He assured “the revolution mankind is undergoing is a promising springtime of a mankind that never dreamed about these tools nor about what can be achieved particularly due to the development of science and technology".

He explained it is necessary to celebrate modernity and a country “that is still generating fighters that tilt with windmills and in the field of administration, we have encountered new mechanisms”.
He concluded saying "the advance of knowledge is compensation and in the end I think we will have a positive balance: to have a slightly better mankind. And that is well worth the effort”.

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Unidad Reguladora y de Control de Datos Personales

Presentation of the 34th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners: Privacy and Technology in balance. On October 23rd and 24th, 2012 at the Conrad Hotel in Punta del Este -Maldonado, Uruguay. Invites: The Personal Data Regulatory and Control Unit (URCDP)