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


Welcome words

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

In schools

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.

In universities

Preventive campaigns in higher education schools aim at making students aware of identity thefts and their prevention. The campaigns are implemented by involving representatives from local students’ representations. 
Course of the campaign: meetings are held with representatives of students’ representations for presentations on the topic of identity thefts, major threats and advice how to protect oneself. The representatives of students’ representations who get project t-shirts become volunteers who help the campaign. Mobile stands are set up in the corridor of the faculty where students may learn more about identity thefts and get an notebook as a gift. 
Campaign representatives also attend several lectures as agreed in advance and make a presentation on the most relevant information about identity thefts and distribute notebooks in the classrooms for students. 

In shopping centres

The purpose of the preventive campaigns of identity thefts held in the shopping centres was to make people aware about the threats ensuing from identity thefts and encourage them to protect their personal data better.
The campaigns are implemented in cooperation with police officers. Visitors of the shopping centres are firstly invited to allow having their finger-prints taken. After asking a participant what the finger-print symbolises, a brief presentation is made on the concept of personal data, on the threats ensuing from identity thefts and advice is provided how to protect personal data in the best way possible. Finally, each participant in the campaign gets a gift – a calendar with information about identity thefts.