• 39th e-Macao Seminar on Privacy and Future Information Technologies
  • 12 June 2012

Prof. Wojciech Cellary from Poznan University of Economics delivered a lecture on "Privacy in Light of Future Information Technologies" for Macao SAR Government. The 39th e-Macao seminar was organized by the UNU-IIST Center for Electronic Governance in collaboration with the Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau, Macao SAR Government. About 70 representatives from various government agencies and departments attended the seminar.

In his lecture Prof. Cellary discussed privacy issues related to the use of Information Technologies by government, businesses and media, or other people. He explained the risks associated with digital information and examined the impact on privacy of three main dimensions of computer and software engineering – multimedia, collaboration and semantics. Prof. Cellary highlighted the importance of new legal protection of privacy in order to avoid risks associated with the utilization of new Information Technologies.

Prof. Wojciech Cellary, PhD, is a computer scientist, Head of the Department of Information Technology at the Poznan University of Economics. In his professional career he worked at nine universities in Poland, France, and Italy. His research interests are currently focused on electronic business and government, information society, Internet technologies, and multimedia. He is an author of 11 books and over 150 scientific papers. He gives lectures on electronic business to over 700 students per year. He was a leader of many national and international scientific and industrial projects. He served as a consultant to several Polish ministries, Polish Parliament and Senate, as well as European Commission. He has been a main organizer of 37 scientific national and international conferences including last year the 6th European Ministerial eGovernment Conference and Exhibition “Borderless eGovernment Services for Europeans”, Poznan, Poland, which is a major European event in the area of e-government. He was scientific editor of the report "Poland and the Global Information Society: Logging on" developed under auspices of United Nations Development Programme.