GDPR and Data Protection in
Podgorica | December 16, 2019
CentreVille Hotel & Experiences


Conference Topics

Law on Personal Data Protection in Montenegro and GDPR; Risk of non-compliance with the Law; New technologies and data protection; Cyber security; Data protection challenges and solutions,...


International Conference “GDPR and Data Protection in Montenegro” will be held on December 16, 2019 at CentreVille Hotel & Experiences in Podgorica. The conference is organized by the Faculty of Law, University of Montenegro. General sponsor of this Conference is Sky Express company.

In business, topic of GDPR has become number one in the past year, which is not surprising since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on May 25, 2018. Montenegro as a candidate country for EU membership, has an obligation to align national legislation with European Union law and is continuously working to bring national legislation in line with European legislation.

What happened with process of implementing GDPR? What does GDPR mean for the citizens of Montenegro, what does it mean for the Montenegrin economy, and what obligations does it impose on public authorities in Montenegro? Can our citizens expect the level of protection of personal data same as EU citizens have? Are companies in Montenegro ready to implement GDPR and what challenges do they have to deal with?

These are just some of the main questions that conference attendees will try to answer.

The aim of this Conference is to bring the attention of the general public to the importance of GDPR and to raise awareness of how this regulative will affect, not only companies and individuals, but also various other stakeholders, primarily the economy and public authorities, whose duty is to protect the rights of the individual.

The Conference will encourage dialogue between regulatory bodies, government institutions, the academic public, as well as representatives of companies to which the General Regulation applies, through interactive lectures, panel discussions and exchanges of experience, while also highlighting the challenges posed by the implementation of GDPR, in the extent to which it will affect the business of companies, but also provide suggestions for possible solutions, based on real-world examples.

Experts in the field of personal data protection, representatives of the Ministry of Public Administration, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Chamber of Commerce of Montenegro, Agency for Personal Data Protection in Montenegro, as well as professors of the Law Faculty and representatives of successful companies will speak at the Conference. The Conference will also be attended by some of the most prominent international experts in the field of personal data protection and cyber security.

Who Should Attend?

If the conduct of your business is in any way related to the collection, exchange, processing or situation of personal data, the rules on personal data protection apply to you. Since Montenegro is a candidate for EU membership, it is obliged to align its legislation with European regulations. Moreover, this means that a law very similar to the EU GDPR Regulation will be adopted, and both the public and private sectors of Montenegro will be obliged to protect citizens’ personal data in accordance with European standards. Since non-compliance with these regulations entails high fines, there is a clear need for timely alignment of the organizations’ business with the new regulation.

The Conference is intended for the management of all companies that in any way collect or process personal data, business owners, sales and marketing managers, HR and IT directors who will be the first echelon when dealing with the Regulation. This is also a conference for the management of telecommunications operators, financial institutions, healthcare institutions, distribution centers, public companies, educational centers, as well as all individuals who want to follow the latestdevelopments in corporate security.


The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is one of the most important international regulations in the field of personal data protection, and applies not only to EU member states, but also on non-EU countries. The territorial scope of this act has been extended, so the Regulation also applies to the personal data of persons located in the European Union by a data processor or processor who is not established in the European Union, if the activities are related to the provision of goods and services to persons in the European Union, or by monitoring their behavior if their behavior takes place within the Union. This practically means that companies having their registered office in Montenegro must also comply with the rules of the Regulation if they are processing personal data of persons in the European Union. When GDPR is implemented, much will change and improve in the context of protecting one of our fundamental human rights – the right to the protection of personal data.

Montenegro has been waiting for some time for a new Law on Personal Data Protection, which would incorporate GDPR principles into the domestic legal framework and thus align this area with EU standards, which is crucial for the adequate exercise of citizens’ rights and the development of domestic companies that use personal information in their business, because this is the only way to ensure legal certainty.

Around 200 participants are expected, including:

Directors of companies

Top managers

Cybersecurity experts from Switzerland, Italy and Serbia

Data Protection officers

Compliance managers

Representatives of the state administration


Risk Managers

IT experts

Marketing Directors

Media representatives


Consultants and analysts, etc.














Listen, find out, be inspired


Professor, Fakulty of Law

Majo Mićović

CEO, Sky Express

Dennis Smith

Founder, Evolution Equity Partners

Ana Radonjić

CEO, Standardi i Rešenja

Elmar Eperiesi-Beck

CEO and Founder, Eperi

Dario Forte

CEO & Founder, DFLabs


Data Protection Expert - Risk Manager

Vladimir Knežević

CEO, Oracle Adriatic Region


Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Montenegro


DPO, Lovćen Osiguranje

Christian Have

CTO, Logpoint

Nenad Aleksić

Senior Territory Manager Adriatics & Bulgaria, VMware

Dr. habil. Róbert SZUCHY, PhD

DPO of the Hungarian Bar Association


Chief of High-Tech Crime, MIA

Tiodor Jovović

CBO, Sky Express


Directorate for Information and Communication Technologies, EPCG


Chief of Information Security, Ministry of Justice


General Director of the Directorate for Electronic Management and Information Security, Ministry of Public Administration

Conference Program

08:30 – 09:00 - Registration of participants

09:00-09:30 – Opening
Prof. dr Aneta Spaić, Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Montenegro
Mevludin Nuhodžić, Interior Minister, Government of Montenegro

Suzana Pribilović, Minister of Public Administration, Government of Montenegro
Majo Micovic, CEO of Sky Express


09:30 – 10:00 – Lecture
Law on Personal Data Protection in Montenegro and GDPR – newspapers, differences, expectations
Professor Dragan Prlja, PhD, Faculty of Law, University of Montenegro


10:00 – 10:30 – Lecture (ENG)
GDPR for lawyers
Dr. habil. Róbert SZUCHY, PhD, DPO of the Hungarian Bar Association


10:30 – 11:00 – Lecture
Risk of non-compliance with the Law on Personal Data Protection in Montenegro

and risk management in data protection law
Andrei Diligenski, M.A.


11:00 – 11:15 – COFFEE BREAK


11:15 – 12:15 Panel no. 1 – Challenges and Solutions for Personal Data Protection
Jakša Backović, Ministry of the of Internal Affairs

Dušan Polović, Ministry of Public Administration
Dražen Radonjić, Ministry of Justice
Doc. dr Milena Žižić, DPO, Lovćen Osiguranje
Mihailo Gluščević, Directorate for Information and Communication Technologies, EPCG


12:15 – 12:45 – Lecture
GDPR standardization and compliance methods
Ana Radonjić, CEO, Standards and Solutions


12:45 – 13:15 – Lecture
New technologies and data protection

Professor Dražen Cerović, PhD, Faculty of Law, University of Montenegro


13:15 – 14:15 – Lunch break


14:15 – 16:15 Panel no. 2 – The Impact of GDPR on digital data protection in Europe (ENG)
Dennis Smith, Founder, Evolution Equity Partners

Dario Forte, CEO, DFLabs
Elmar Eperiesi-Beck, eperi CEO
Vladimir Knezevic, CEO, Oracle Adriatic Region
Christian Have, CTO, LogPoint
Majo Micovic, CEO, Sky Express


15:45 – 16:15 – Lecture
Data center security and data protection
Nenad Aleksić, Senior Territory Manager, Adriatics & Bulgaria, VMware

16:15 – 16:45 – Lecture
Data security in highly sensitive environments – Tiodor Jovovic, CBO, Sky Express


16:45 – 17:00 Conclusions and closing of the Conference


17:00 – 19:30 Relax time
19:30 Gala Dinner