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Coference „SME Challenges and GDPR” - 2019

On November 29, 2019, at 9.00, an international conference „SME Challenges and GDPR” was held at the Grand Salon of the Union of Bulgarian Jurists (SUB) at 7 Pirotska St. in Sofia. The event was organised within the framework of the SMEDATA Project, in partnership with the Commission for Personal Data Protection of the Republic of Bulgaria, APIS Europe JSC, The Union of Bulgarian Jurists, Ernst & Young Bulgaria, European Women Lawyers Association – Bulgaria, the Italian Data Protection Authority and Roma Tre University. The forum discussed various technological and management solutions to support SMEs to comply with the GDPR.
The simultaneous translation and the direct broadcast via digital television was provided ant that gave everyone the opportunity to follow the work of the conference - both by attending the conference room and remotely through the site of the SMEDATA project, the CPDPwebsite and the site of Apis Europe AD.
The conference agenda is published HERE.
You can watch the full record of the conference HERE.
SMEDATA: Ensuring the Highest Degree of Privacy and Personal Data Protection through Innovative Tools for SMEs and Citizens” is co-founded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme of the European Union with contract number 814763 – SMEDATA – REC-AG-2017/REC-RDAT-TRAI-AG-2017.


The International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners  - 2018

  The Commission for Personal Data Protection, jointly with the European Data Protection Supervisor, organized the most important international forum in the field of data protection and privacy between 22 and 26 October 2018


Conference website

Sofia Programme

Brussels Programme

The International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners is the most important global forum for sharing knowledge, experience and ideas in the field of personal data protection and privacy. For almost four decades since its convening in 1979, it has served as a meeting platform for leaders in the field of personal data protection. This is achieved through the joint efforts of organizations from 6 continents - a total of one hundred and ten accredited members and sixteen observers.

The 40th International Conference, was held simultaneously in Brussels and Sofia, and contributes to the development of the discussion on the ethical dimensions of personal data processing in the digital era. The Conference took place under the title Debating Ethics: Dignity and Respect in Data Driven Life.
For the first time, the conference was jointly organized by a European institution and a national data protection authority. 2018 provided an opportunity for the Bulgarian Commission for Personal Data Protection and the European Data Protection Supervisor to highlight the leading role of the European Union in shaping policies and means of protection of personal data and access to information worldwide.

Conference presentation video


Conference Trust, Privacy and Security of Personal Data in the Digital World” - 2015

The International Conference Trust, Privacy and Security of Personal Data in the Digital World was held on 18th and 19th November 2015 in Sofia. The Commission for Personal Data Protection (CPDP) and the Bulgarian Association for People Management were organizers of the conference. The event was conducted in partnership with Google, Vivacom, TechnoLogica, Microsoft Bulgaria, Oracle Bulgaria, ePay.bg, Ruvex, the Bulgarian Association of Information Technologies (BAIT).
Conference delegates were EU institutions representatives, officials from national data protection authorities from South-eastern Europe and from other EU member states, representatives of Bulgarian institutions, non-government sector, universities and research centres, business companies. Keynote speakers were leading national and global privacy and personal data protection experts.
Detailed information on the Conference – agenda, summaries of the presentations and reports, details about the lecturers, organizers and partners of the event, as well as presentations and reports, published with lecturers’ consent, can be found on the website of the event.




Commission for Personal Data Protection, Sofia, 2 Prof. Tsvetan Lazarov Blvd.