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Community Safety

THE GOAL:
to develop the societys’ ability to influence local policies, and to promote the community leaders’ and law enforcement bodies’ capacity to ensure human rights, public safety, and counter crime.

TARGET GROUPS:
representatives of the National Police of Ukraine, the public, business, educational institutions, local governments, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, which unite in initiative groups and act in the direction of solving security problems.

PROGRAMME PARTNERS:
International Renaissance Foundation, “Public Health” programme, National Police of Ukraine, Patrol police of Ukraine, an International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS) in Estonia, Resilient Ukraine, Public organisation “April Tenth”.

COMPONENTS OF THE PROGRAMME:
security audits, developing local security policies, designing safe community models, and implementing a comprehensive “Community Security” training program for community leaders and police officers.
The security audit includes: a study of the opinion of the population at the community level; an analysis of the security situation in a specific territory; a study of demographic, social, cultural and other processes that may threaten the sustainable development of society; an analysis of the activities of entities responsible for the security of the population, as well as legal acts in the field of security, law and order.
The formation of local security policies includes the development of recommendations for the development of local targeted security and law enforcement programs, prevention strategies at the national, regional and local levels; programs focused on the needs of different groups (women, men, children, socially vulnerable persons, etc.).
Designing safe community models involves strengthening the ability of community leaders to implement competent security policies.

PROGRAM AREA:
Information and Communication Security; Personal Data Protection

GOAL:
to develop the information security and personal data protection system in Ukraine by consolidating the dialogue and strengthening the capacity of key stakeholders in this area.

TASK FORCE:
Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine;
National police of Ukraine;
Local government organisations;
Public organisations / civil society experts.

ECHR’s activities in the field of information security and personal data protection consist of expert and research work and educational activities.
The expert work covers the analysis of global trends for the development of recommendations, legal acts in the field of data protection, internal policies and regulations regarding the processing of personal data. Research activities include studying the opinion of the population on the state of compliance with the right to protect personal data, compliance with the law in the private sphere on the part of owners and managers of personal data.

EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Building on training programs and conducting trainings and seminars for members of the public, business, government and local government;
Facilitation of dialogue and development of intersectoral interaction between stakeholders for the development of efficient information security policies;
Assessment of the level of personal data protection and development of public control mechanisms
Conducting information campaigns on risks in the field of information security and data protection.

PRODUCTS

1. Recommendations on ensuring the protection of personal data in the information systems of temporary detention facilities of the National Police of Ukraine, which were taken into account by the National police when developing a draft Instruction on the procedure for using video surveillance systems in the temporary detention facility (TDF) of territorial police bodies.
Enhanced control of the procedure for detention and stay in places of restriction of freedom protects a person from unlawful actions by the state, physical or psychological violence. Continuous monitoring allows you to quickly respond to emergencies, prevent cases of suicide, self-harm, and so on.
The ECHR has developed basic rules for the observance of information rights in the context of implementing organisational and technical measures of Custody Records, which are necessary to ensure the protection of personal data.

2. Programs of short-term educational courses for civil servants and representatives of the local governments, information security societies and the basics of legislation in the field of personal data protection.