Data protection and migration management | EUNewsletter

Data protection and migration management

15 May 2013

Within the framework of the “Strengthening evidence-based management of labour migration in Armenia” project, a seminar on data protection and migration management was held on 19 April 2013.
This project is funded by the EU and is being implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), together with International Centre for Human Development (ICHD).
The event was attended by representatives from the EU Delegation in Armenia, the IOM Mission in Armenia, the ICHD, the Armenian Government, and others.
Ilona Ter-Minasyan, the IOM Mission in Armenia Head of Office, stressed that data protection was quite a new concept in Armenia and that the goal of the seminar was to address it in the context of migration management: ‘This project is quite broad. We are in the last year of its implementation. It contains activities which will enable the Armenian Government to improve labour migration flows. It is also targeted at supporting Armenia-EU approximation’.

The three-year project is aimed at preventing the irregular migration of Armenian citizens by regulating labour migration processes.

During the seminar, reports were delivered on general data protection principles and human rights implications, migration management, the current Armenian system of protecting personal data, and on data protection principles in accordance with international and European standards developed by the IOM. Discussions were held on themes like data protection, identity management, biometrics, etc.

For more information, please visit: http://www.iom.int.

Data protection and migration management

Within the framework of the “Strengthening evidence-based management of labour migration in Armenia” project, a seminar on data protection and migration management was held on 19 April 2013. This project is funded by the EU and is being implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), together with International Centre for Human Development (ICHD). The event was attended by representatives from the EU Delegation in Armenia, the IOM Mission in Armenia, the ICHD, the Armenian Government, and others. Ilona Ter-Minasyan, the IOM Mission in Armenia Head of Office, stressed that data protection was quite a new concept in Armenia and that the goal of the seminar was to address it in the context of migration management: ‘This project is quite broad. We are in the last year of its implementation. It contains activities which will enable the Armenian Government to improve labour migration flows. It is also targeted at supporting Armenia-EU approximation’. The three-year project is aimed at preventing the irregular migration of Armenian citizens by regulating labour migration processes. During the seminar, reports were delivered on general data protection principles and human rights implications, migration management, the current Armenian system of protecting personal data, and on data protection principles in accordance with international and European standards developed by the IOM. Discussions were held on themes like data protection, identity management, biometrics, etc. For more information, please visit: http://www.iom.int.