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Twinning light poject jointly with the Spanish Agency for Data Protection
On May 18th 2009 work began for the implementation of the twinning light project “Co-operation for Further consolidation of the administrative capacity of the Bulgarian Commission for Personal Data Protection and further improvement of the control activities in the sphere of sector control”. The project is being realized as part of the PHARE programme, and it is signed by the Spanish Agency for Data Protection and the Bulgarian Commission for Personal Data Protection.
The first part of the programme activities was realized between the 18th and the 20th of May at the Commission for Personal Data Protection. It was opened with a welcome speech by the chairperson, Veneta Shopova. She called to mind the considerable benefit of the twinning project “Further consolidation of the administrative capacity of the Bulgarian Commission for Personal Data Protection and providing conditions for application of the Law of Protection of Personal Data”, realized together with the Spanish Agency for Data Protection during 2007 and 2008. “I am convinced that the teamwork on the twinning project with our Spanish colleagues can be a good model for useful interaction between similar national institutions from European Union member states”, Veneta Shopova says. The participants in the project were welcomed by the Spanish consul in Sofia – Jose Luiz Diaz.
In their opening speeches, the heads of the project- Maria Mateva (member of Commission for Personal Data Protection) and Agustin Puente (director of the law team of the Spanish Agency), outlined the priority character of the control activity for the effective protection of citizens’ rights, and emphasized the particular actuality of the control of different enterprises.
The programme for the project realization includes presentations by a party of highly qualified experts from the Spanish Agency for Data Protection in the presence of their Bulgarian colleagues. Subjects of experience exchange are rule preparation, methodology, procedures, and plans for sector control of the data controllers.