Protection of personal data: the CNDP launches the platform with an African vocation “Koun3labal”

A new platform, called “Koun3labal”, dedicated to the protection of privacy and the processing of personal data of children, adolescents and women was recently launched in Rabat, at the initiative of the National Control Commission Personal Data Protection (CNDP).

This African-oriented platform aims to educate children, adolescents, women, parents/guardians and teachers on digital privacy, in terms of opportunities, dangers and risks, rights, means of protection and remedies. .

It also aims to encourage the participation of children and teenagers by organizing artistic workshops, competitions, as well as by setting up ambassador spaces for digital privacy, in addition to encouraging the research and development in the field of personal data protection and digital privacy with, in particular, teachers, professors and researchers.

“Koun3labal” intends to provide civil society and all stakeholders with tools to better target and raise awareness of young people and women in their activities.

The novelty that characterizes the launch of this platform is the participation of several African contributors, underlined the president of the CNDP, Omar Seghrouchni, in a statement to MAP.

Through its position as permanent secretary of the African Network of Personal Data Protection Authorities (RAPDP), the CNDP aims to involve as many African partners as possible to feed this platform and give it an African vocation. he noted.

Speaking on this occasion, the Minister of Youth, Culture and Communication, Mohamed Mehdi Bensaid affirmed that this initiative constitutes an important step in the construction site of protection of personal data in general, in particular for children.

In this regard, Mr Bensaid shed light on the need to protect the personal data of children placed in child protection centers under the Ministry, given the vulnerability of their condition, their low level of schooling and lack of family supervision.

For her part, the Minister of Solidarity, Social Integration and the Family, Aawatif Hayar indicated that the support given to “Koun3labal” is part of the ministerial strategy 2022-2023 “JISR” for inclusive, innovative and sustainable social development.

This strategy aims, according to Ms. Hayar, to adopt a new generation of services, from a perspective aimed at modernizing social intervention, by digitizing and improving targeting, monitoring and social vigilance, a gateway to improving services and bringing them closer to citizens, including children.

“While new information and communication technologies provide access to knowledge and culture, allow us to enter into relationships and free speech, they also constitute fertile ground for new forms of violence against women. ‘against women and girls,’ noted, for her part, the representative of UN Women in Morocco, Leila Rhiwi.

In a speech on the occasion, Ms. Rhiwi stressed the importance of this event which is part of the 31st edition of the Secretary General’s campaign for the “16 Days of Activism Against Violence Based on gender with regard to women and girls”.

The CNDP tends to set up the “Koun3labal” platform as a label available to African protection authorities, as an information and awareness tool for young people, adolescents and women, privileged victims of cybercriminals. indicated Marguerite Ouédraogo Bonané, president of the Commission of data processing and freedoms (CIL) of Burkina Faso.

This event was organized with the support of the United Nations system represented in Rabat, the Ministry of National Education, Preschool and Sports, the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Communication, the Ministry of Solidarity , Social Integration and the Family, in addition to the Regional Education and Training Academies (AREF) of Fez-Meknes and Rabat-Salé-Kénitra.

During this meeting organized at the headquarters of the National Library of the Kingdom of Morocco, the CNDP organized conferences on the protection of children, adolescents and women with regard to the processing of their personal data.

Protection of personal data: the CNDP launches the platform with an African vocation “Koun3labal” – Barlamane