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February 2009

02 February 2009

On February 25 – 26, 2009 in Sofia Dr. George Dimitrov, Partner at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm and Desislava Krusteva, Associate at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co., lectured on “Electronic Signatures and E-government” at a 2-day training seminar organized by E-health Bulgaria Foundation. The training was held as part of “Strengthening the Capacity of Civil Society Structures in the Field of Healthcare for the purposes of effective interaction and cooperation between them and with the state administration”, a project funded by the Operational Programme “Administrative Capacity”. 198 employees of the Foundation and other civil organizations took part in the training.

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On February 20 – 21, 2009 Dr. George Dimitrov, Partner at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm and Desislava Krusteva, Associate at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm, were speakers in the training seminar “Justice in the Digital Era” held in Constanta, Romania. The event focused on cybercrimes, security measures and the new challenges of the digital age. Dr. Dimitrov opened the forum and discussed the nature of cybercrimes in detail, while Ms Krusteva presented on the liability of information society service providers. As part of the project “Justice in the Digital Era”, the seminar was aimed at exchanging good practices in the fight against cybercrimes between Bulgaria and Romania’s law enforcement and investigation as well as аt analysing problems and proposing relevant legislative amendments in both countries.

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On February 12, 2009 Desislava Krusteva, Associate at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm, took part in the 4th National conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare, which was held at the Sheraton in Sofia. The event was organized by ICT Media and the E-health Bulgaria Foundation under the aegis of the Ministry of Healthcare and the European Union. Ms. Krusteva was among the speakers at the forum and presented “Key Aspects of Personal Data Protection in the Process of eHealth Implementation”. On the whole, the conference was devoted to best European practices in the implementation of the information and communication technologies in healthcare and outlined EU e-health strategies.

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On February 10, 2009 the Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) adopted Decision № 71 of February 3, 2009 introducing a new Methodology on Sanctions in accordance with the Protection of Competition Act (PCA). CPC defines the methods for imposing penalty payments, fines, temporary penalty payments and fines on companies, associations of companies, or on natural persons for infringing PCA, as well as their amount depending on the gravity and duration of infringement. The Methodology itself is subject to amendment by the Commission in the future.

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