Different Aspects of Data Protection




José Díaz Cappa (TSJIB)


The use of new technologies and their impact on the respect to the secret and the personal privacy of the information concerning a sender and a receiver has turned the so called Law on Protection of Personal Data into a sort of recurrent social mechanism to give shelter to any negative justification facing the possibility of using, transmitting or providing the before mentioned personal data, or to turn any situation that may directly or indirectly affect that part of our individual and personal area into a criminal offence.

With the present conference, I intend to reveal and identify, in short, the different manifestations and implications of the personal data protection, as well as to establish when the relevance of its unlawful interference has criminal, civil or mere administrative consequences, as well as to try to detach and separate, as appropriate, concepts such as personal data, privacy, confidentiality or secret, which even being synonyms in many occasions, are, most of the times, very different concepts, being, therefore, the consequences of their possible infringement likewise very different.



Author's Biography

José Díaz Cappa

Public Prosecutor since 1990; currently acting as Public Prosecutor at the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Autonomous Region of the Balearic Islands, where he is the Delegate for Computer Crime, as well as the Vice Coordinator of the Juvenile Division and the person Responsible for the Coordination of the Prosecution Service’s Information System. Associate Lecturer in Criminal Law at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) and, since several years ago, a collaborator of the Spanish Open University (UNED); teacher and trainer for the various National Security Forces and Corps (State Police, Spanish Civil Guards and Local Police). He is also a promoter, organizer, speaker and member of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd International Conference about “Minors of School Age: Conflicts and Opportunities”, organized together with the Balearic Government, and being considered relevant for the Public Prosecution career by Public Prosecutor’s Office. He was a consultant of the Human Rights Commission of the Parliament of the Autonomous Region of the Balearic Islands, advising on the risks minors face out of the new technologies. Since 1990, he has also given and addressed numerous papers and conferences, as well as written a great number of articles and publications, included within his CV, being all of it reachable for consultation at his web page.

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