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Welcome to the GRA's webpage on data protection and privacy awareness. This page provides information on the work that the GRA carries out to raise data protection awareness and privacy amongst the general public.

As well as raising awareness about the rights of individuals under data protection law, the GRA’s campaign aims to raise awareness of the risks to privacy from digital technology, and promote its responsible use, so that people have sufficient knowledge and understanding to make informed decisions about the opportunities offered by digital technology.

The GRA launched the “Control Your Privacy” awareness-raising campaign (the “CYP”) in January 2014. The CYP involves a combination of activities, which amongst other things, involves a privacy awareness school campaign for local students, creating social media campaigns and awareness-raising audio-visuals, as well as organising workshops and contributing to data protection-related events.

1. Privacy Awareness School Campaign

The Privacy Awareness School Campaign (the “PASC”) was first initiated during the academic year 2013/2014 and has since been repeated on an annual basis, in cooperation with the Department of Education. The PASC aims to examine the relationship between the use of digital technology and privacy matters and allows the Division to identify any key changes or behavioural trends in privacy practices in this regard, amongst students in Gibraltar.

The PASC comprises of the delivery of an interactive presentation to target groups followed by a Q&A session. The students are also asked to complete a multiple-choice privacy survey and the key conclusions and comparative analysis are provided in the below-linked reports:

2. Social Media Campaigns

The GRA makes use of its social media platforms to disseminate advice and information, and engage with the general public. Further to ad hoc advice and social media messages based on “current news”, the GRA has developed specific social media campaigns that run for a number of weeks, which focus on a particular subject (see below):