Mohali : Quest Group of Institutions celebrated Data Protection Day by organizing a seminar on Internet and Network Security in association with Institute of Information Security for CSE and ECE students in the campus. The aim of this seminar “Data Protection Day” was to give students an opportunity to understand what personal data is collected and processed about them and why, and what their rights are with respect to this processing.
Sh Arun Saini, AIG Law and Order, was Chief Guest in this seminar. While expressing his delight and honour to be involved in such an important event said that we have all have witnessed that poor records can impact an organization and individual personality if information falls into the wrong hands. So it becomes very important to be aware of importance of data security. He also compared Data Security with traffic rules, where, little negligence can lead to major accident.
Ms Neelu Randeva, Director IIS while providing the information about Data Integrity, Confidentiality and availability to the people in the digital age said that the collection and storage of personal information are essentials nowadays for everybody. Data is used by all businesses – from insurance firms and banks to social media sites and search engines. In a globalized world, the transfer of data to third countries has become an important factor in daily life. There are no borders online and cloud computing means data may be sent from Berlin to be processed in Boston and stored in Bangalore.
However, information about threats while surfing internet in our daily routine was also topic of discussion, which may cause of suffering and loss due to lack of awareness.
Vice Chairman Mr JPS Dhaliwal& Harinder Kanda, while speaking on this moment said that it’s a matter of concern that knowledge on privacy and data protection remains unsatisfactory amongst students in general and to made aware of the risks inherent and associated with the illegal mishandling and unfair processing of their personal data a seminar with these objective of the Data Protection is organised ,therefore, to inform and educate the at large as about their day-to-day rights and finally resulting in more efficient and broader exercise of data subjects’ rights amongst students. They further added that We live in a digital world in which personal data has enormous economic value. Already, a person’s location patterns can be captured and tracked so it’s time to take advantage of this new computing and information-sharing digital age but safely to make it a boon for us