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The first IAPP event in Bulgaria was held with DPC’s active participation and support

01 April 2019

The first International Association of Privacy Professionals’ (IAPP) event in Sofia and the establishment of Bulgaria KnowledgeNet Chapter took place on 27 March 2019.

The IAPP is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community. This is the organisation that develops and conducts the only worldwide recognised certification programmes: Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT).

Att. Desislava Krasteva, partner at Dimitrov, Petrov and Co. Law Firm (DPC) opened the forum and was a moderator in the panel dedicated to the synergy between personal data and modern technologies, measures to ensure network and information security, and the challenges associated with the storage and management of large databases. Plamen Angelov, Director of “Legal Affairs, International Cooperation, Planning and Training” in the Commission for Personal Data Protection was among the panelists along with leading professionals in the field of information security and personal data protection.

Moderator of the other panel from the programme was Tanya Stivasareva, Data Privacy Leader of Ernst & Young for Central, Eastern and Southeast Europe and Central Asia. Data Protection Officers in leading companies from the banking, telecommunications, energy and other sectors took part in the discussion. They spoke about the most common problems they encounter in case of processing and transferring of personal data and about business challenges in relation to the exercise of the data subjects’ rights. The experts shared good practices in case of data security breach.

The so-called KnowledgeNet Chapters are official forums organised under the IAPP brand in order to unity the local community of professionals specialising in the field of personal data protection. The pilot event for Bulgaria brought together over 110 experts and was made possible thanks to the efforts of the active members of IAPP Att.Desislava Krusteva - DPC, Tanya Stevasareva - EY, Kaloyan Petrov - Eurobank Bulgaria and Att. Dimo Gospodinov – “Gospodinov & Genchev”.

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