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Training: Accountability – Building an Effective Privacy Management Program

Trainers – Nymity team (Leading global research company specializing in accountability, risk, and compliance solutions for the privacy office)

New General Regulation on the Protection of Personal Data introduces Accountability as a mechanism for reducing bureaucratic pressure on business. Trainers will provide tools for capacity building in a field of data protection. Main topics will be personal data protection reporting, responsibility in data processing, transparent and accessible ways of announcing the results.

Participants will receive comprehensive model for building system for reporting, accountability and transparency in the field of protection of personal data.

Please note that the proposed mechanism will be mandatory after 2018 when the General Regulation enters into force.

Training programme



9:00 - 9:40 Conference opening

Welcome from the Chair of the Commission for Personal Data Protection

Welcome from the European Data Protection Supervisor

Welcome from the Ombudsman of the Republic of Bulgaria

Welcome from the Bulgarian Association for People Management


09:40 - 13:00

Morning session “Trust in digital world – legal framework and building trust initiatives”
Discussion on proposed comprehensive reform of data protection rules in the EU, including new Regulation and Directive and challenges for applying them in practice after 2018.

09:40 - 10:40

Personal data protection – public attitudes and raising awareness. 
Lecturer: Mr. Ventsislav Karadjov

Europe Approach by New Data Protection Changes. Role and Strategy of EDPS.
Lecturer: Mr. Giovanni Buttarelli

„Running the last kilometer - the EU Commission's view on the negotiations of the data protection reform“
Lecturer: Mr. Thomas Zerdick

10:40 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 13:00

The Role of the Ombudsman for Protecting  Citizens’  Privacy
Lecturer: Ms. Maya Manolova

Balance between right of access to information and right of personal data protection. Open data.
Lecturer: Mr. Alexander Kashumov, Attorney at Law

The decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union – EU Law
Lecturer: Ms. Mariya Mateva

"The Consent of the Data Subject in the Digital Environment"
Lecturer: Mr.  Nikolay Zisov, Attorney at Law

"Data Protection Officer"
Lecturer: Ms. Nevin Feti, PhD.

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 17:15 Afternoon session “Threats, privacy and security in digital world”
Discussion on threats in Internet, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Big Data Analysis, Internet of Things and regulations. Cyber Crimes.
14:00 - 15:30

"Challenges Related to the Protection of Personal Data While Using Cloud Services"
Lecturer: Ms. Desislava Krusteva, Attorney at Law

"Internet-Based Systems Development in Compliance with "Privacy by Design" and "Privacy by Default" Principles"
Lecturer: Ms. Ann Cavoukian, PhD.

Security of young people online. Challenges to the cybersecurity.“
Lecturer: Mr. Yordan Bozhilov

"Applying “Security in Depth” Principle in Information Systems using a relational database"
Lecturer: Mr. Mihail Daskalov

15:30 - 15:45 Coffee break
15:45 - 17:15

"Video surveillance and  CCTV"
Lecturer: Mr. Simon Rice, PhD.

"Citizens’ Rights Protection Standards in the Court of the European Union – Safe Harbor Case"
Lecturer: Ms. Sonya Yankulova

"Privacy and Security at Google"
Lecturer:  Ms. Rita Balogh

"Build trust in the Digital Era - is it possible and how?"
Lecturer: Ms. Justine Toms
19:30 - 23:30 Dinner for the conference official guests and lecturers


8:00 - 9:30 Business breakfast “Partnership for successful projects”

Discussion on topics of mutual projects in the area of personal data protection

You may register for participation in the Business breakfast HERE.


9:30 - 13:00

Morning session  “Big Data = Big Accountability”
Discussion on Accountability as a tool for self-control, Data Protection Officer. Balance between privacy and business needs.

9:30 - 11:00

"Oracle EU Privacy Regulations Compliance Crosswalk"
Lecturer: Ms. Katerina Kalimeri

"An Accountability Approach to Demonstrating Compliance with the GDPR and BCR"
Lecturer: Mr. Terry McQuay

"Everyday’s life of an urban person"
Lecturer: Ms. Albena Spasova

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 13:00

"Principles of personal data protection in digital world"
Lecturer: prof. Nikolaus Forgó

"Accountability of a Big EU Organization: The case of Europol and the Role of JSB"
Lecturer: Ms. Vanna Palumbo

"Impact Assessment"
Lecturer: prof. Veselin Tselkov
"Approver – A fast and convenient way to protect personal data and access control"
Lectuter: Mr. Georgi Marinov
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 16:45 Afternoon session “Innovations for achieving greater degree of privacy and security in digital world”
Discussion on technological decisions for privacy in digital world
14:00 - 15:00

"Privacy in the Cloud – Building Trust"
Lecturer: Mr. Remco Hendrix, Attorney at Law

Cloud Security – challenges and opportunities
Lecturer: Mr. Marian Dichev

Reaction to network scanning cyber attacks by building hybrid firewall
Lecturer: prof. Borislav Bedzhev

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 - 16:30
The process of ISO certification
Lecturer: Mr. Andrey Yordanov, Eng.

How to be forgotten – challenges and solutions
Lecturer: Mr. Todor Yotov

Digital image of the personal signature and the cycle of personal data processing
Lecturer: Ms. Zhenya Momova, Mr. Rosen Tonchev
16:30 - 16:45 Conference closing – Chairman of the CPDP



Commission for Personal Data Protection

Bulgarian Association for People Management

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Silver Partners

Microsoft Bulgaria




Oracle Bulgaria

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Information Partner

Bulgarian Association on Information Technologies