Government officials take part in a conference on the General Data Protection Law

Employees of the secretariats of economy and planning (SEP), management and human resources (Seger) and justice (Sejus), took part, on the morning of this Friday (27), in a conference on the General Data Protection Act (GDPR).
The conference was given by the regional representative of the National Association of Data Protection Professionals, Wendel Babilon. The specialist warned of the need for care, assuring that “the most sensitive part of LGPD is the person himself”.

Babilon underlined the importance of considering that data protection must be general, both in the public and private spheres. “It is necessary to train the user to be very careful when handling a document from someone, from a company, because it is not enough to have a firewall (a device made up of a combination of software and hardware, used to divide and control access between computer networks), antivirus, and care must refer to data in verbal, physical and digital form,” he explained.

Among the direct personal data are the RG and the CNH. The license plate and the intellectual property of the computer are among the indirect ones. Among those considered sensitive are sexual orientation, illness, religion or even the union to which a person is linked. “The care is to prevent the data from leaking. If it is digital, for example, to prevent someone from breaking into the computer or the hardware from getting lost, for example, and someone from accessing the information it contains, ”a said Babilon.


The expert agrees that due to the need for transparency, much of the information is public. “A doctor cannot talk about the state of health of a patient (verbal data), an HR employee of a company cannot comment, reveal the state of health of an employee, how much he won”.

The LGPD, in its assessment, emerged to bring order, making the matter more professional. “The most sensitive part of the law remains the person. We generally don’t take care of our data, which can be used for both good and evil. Data is money, it has value. Whoever has information controls everything,” he said.

During the conference, given in the auditorium of the Fábio Ruschi building, in the center of Vitória, where SEP, Seger and Sejus operate, Wendel Babilon pointed out that the Internet knows more about us than ourselves and than social networks have been sources of information for new offences. “They reveal your school, your gym, your habits, your friends, colleagues, family and address. It is possible to know when the house is alone, how long you have been away, if you have been employed and, with this, plan a crime, involving theft, kidnapping, murder, racism, insults, sexual dignity, among others. All provided by the future victim.

The expert recalled that 70 likes on a given profile on a social network is enough for anyone to know someone more than their own friend. “With 150 likes, someone knows you better than your parents, with 300, more than your spouse, and on top of that, someone knows you better than you.”


Babilon stressed that privacy is inviolable and the database cannot circulate around the world. “Anything that is going to be done, the use of data must have the consent of the person concerned,” he stressed. And, among alerts about privacy breaches, he cautioned against precautions, noting that Brazil is the sixth-most data-leaking country in the world.

SEP’s internal personal data controller, Alessandro Furtado de Oliveira, said that the conference with Wendel Babilon took place after the need to inform all officials, responsible for their own data, of the new general law on the Data protection.

“The law has come to protect us from something that could be harmful to us and the event was intended to inform, update and prevent the general use of the information that we disclose wherever we go”, underlined Alessandro de Oliveira.

For the internal manager of personal data processing at Seger, Rodrigo Zambon, data protection is a subject that concerns the whole of society and, in the context of Public Power, it concerns the servers of the organizations”. “The LGPD improves information security policies and it is necessary for state professionals to be aware of this, as they access systems and documents that require this care on a daily basis. We must protect the users’ right to the protection of their personal data,” he reflected.

The servant of the justice secretary, Lis Marinho, who works at the technical council (AST), points out that courses and conferences, like the one presented, are essential to update the civil servants who must respect the strict respect of the law in the performance of their duties. “The General Data Protection Act has a huge impact on the administration, privacy and storage of personal data and for this reason it is extremely important for officials to be up to date on this law, given that , in addition to having their own data stored by the public administration, also process personal data of third parties”, he pointed out.

Press information:
PES Communications Office
Claudia Feliz
(27) 99507-4071

Communications Advisor Seger
Vitor Possatti Rodrigues

Sejus Communications Office
Sandra Dalton / Karla Secatto
(27) 3636-5732 / 99933-8195 / 98849-9664

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