‘Michał Serzycki’ Data Protection Award was established in 2018 by Ph.D. Edyta Bielak-Jomaa, the previous President of the Personal Data Protection Office.
It is awarded to individuals and organizations recognized for promoting, both in Poland and abroad, the value of personal data protection and the right to privacy. It is also an award for those who, with their achievements, emphasize the extremely important role of social education.
The idea behind this Award is to draw attention to the role played by activities that increase citizens' awareness of the protection of personal data and the right to privacy. The aim is also to disseminate such initiatives, as they are of particular importance at a time when more and more of our data and information about us are processed.
This award has been presented every year during the celebration of the Data Protection Day. This date has a symbolic dimension, as Poland joined the celebration of the Data Protection Day in 2007, so at a time when Michał Serzycki held the position of the Inspector General for Personal Data Protection.
For the first time, the ‘Michał Serzycki’ Data Protection Award was granted during the celebration of the 12th Data Protection Day in Poland.