In order to inform different project target groups about the prevention of identity thefts, various events are held – identity theft awareness days in schools and universities, campaigns in shopping centres, a conference. Their short descriptions and pictures are available in this section.
ID Thefts - Issues, Legal Regulation, International Context
16 April 2015, Vilnius
Mindaugas Bastys, Head of the Committee on the Development of Information Society, Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania
Dr. Algirdas Kunčinas, Director of Data Protection Authority
Lithuanian Population and Identity Theft Awareness
Dr. Zita Čeponytė, President of the Lithuanian Institute of Consumers
Identity Thefts - Situation in Lithuania and Global Trends
Dr. Darius Štitilis, Professor of Mykolas Romeris University
Danish Experiences with Identity Theft and Practical Recourse
Bo Sejer, Consultant Danish Social Legal Aid
Personal Data Protection in Using Smart Devices
Šarūnas Končius, Technology Strategist of Microsoft Lithuania
Privacy in Social Networks - Mission (Im)Possible
Inga Malinauskaitė, Doctoral Candidate, Mykolas Romeris University
Crimes in Cyberspace - Relevant Issues and Investigation Challenges
Sergej Chaniutko, Head of First division of Cyber Crime Investigation Board
The Law on Cyber Security in Lithuania - First Experiences
Danguolė Morkūnienė, Head of Law Division, State Data Protection Inspectorate
Towards Identity Awareness: Belarusian Case
Hanna Susha, Head of Belarusian Association for Consumer Rights Protection
The purpose of identity theft awareness days is to raise the awareness of senior grade schoolchildren (between 14 and 18 years old) about the risk of identity thefts and equip them with preventive knowledge.
Campaigns are held in schools of various Lithuanian regions. The campaign consists of an open lesson with an interactive game, free organisers with information about identity thefts and advice how to protect personal data and where to report in case of an identity theft. Schoolchildren prepare in advance to participate – they bring to the event their palm fronds cut out from paper to symbolise their identity. During the event, the schoolchildren note on their palm fronds the advice how to protect their identity best. At the end of the campaign, schoolchildren hang their palm fronds in a special place.
Campaigns are implemented through co-operation with the police – an officer responsible for prevention is invited to tell schoolchildren about identity thefts in the district (town) where the event takes place.