Madrid (EFE).- The journalists Noemí Gómez, Carmen Rodríguez, Elena Camacho and Raúl Casado, who make up the Science and Technology area of the EFE Agency, have been awarded the 2022 Communication award granted by the Spanish Agency for the Protection of Data (AEPD).
The “2022 Data Protection Awards” granted by the body that ensures the adequate protection of personal data have been delivered today in Madrid during an institutional act chaired by the director of the AEPD, Mar España, who has underlined during her speech the importance of preserving this right and has affected the risks associated with new technologies, and especially the mobile phone.
The jury has valued the work carried out by the EFE Agency’s Science and Technology area in recent months, and has recognized the articles it has produced on the risks of publishing images of minors on social networks by their parents; about the implications of new technologies, such as artificial intelligence or biometrics, for data protection or about the precautions to take before scanning potentially malicious QR codes.
In the same category of Communication, the Jury has awarded a second prize to Maldita.es for the programs broadcast on its channel “Maldita Twitchería”, in which issues such as dark patterns and online manipulation, the identification and approach of the bullying on the internet or the importance of encryption.
The Award for Proactivity and Good Practices in compliance with the European Data Protection Regulation (RGPD) and the Organic Law on Protection of Personal Data and Guarantee of digital rights has been for the Fundación Pro Bono España, for its training program ‘ Dataprotection’ mode for non-profit entities.
This project contributes to facilitating the understanding of data protection and offers templates, forms and practical tools to comply with the obligations contained in the data protection regulations.
In the modality of public sector entities, the award has been for the Division of Attention to the Citizen, Transparency and Publications of the Ministry of Science and Innovation, for its project of training videos on the protection of personal data.
In the category of Good educational practices in privacy and protection of personal data for safe use of the Internet by minors, the jury has awarded the prize to the Humanitas Bilingual School in Tres Cantos (Madrid) for its work «Digital Mentors. 1st Baccalaureate”, thanks to which seventy young people received training on the responsible and safe use of the Internet.
In the modality of commitment of people, institutions, organisms, entities, organizations and associations, public and private, the award has gone to Orange Spain for its initiative “A safe and responsible use of technology” to offer training courses related to education in new technologies and security to educators, parents and students.
In the category of Research in personal data protection, the jury has awarded the prize to Guillermo Lazcoz Moratinos, for his work «AI systems in health care. How to guarantee human supervision from data protection regulations”.
Regarding the category of Entrepreneurship in personal data protection, the jury has awarded Acuratio Europe, for its ‘Artificial Intelligence Platform to train neural networks while maintaining data privacy’, and the prize for Initiatives and good practices for greater protection of women against digital violence has been for Fundación Cibervoluntarios, for its work ‘Stop, Think, Connect against Gender Violence’.
It is a training program in the safe use of the Internet focused on raising awareness and preventing different forms of digital violence based on gender in minors between 10 and 17 years of age and their close educational and family environment, through guided “cybertraining” in educational centers in Spain.