May 16, 2017

19:00 – 20:00
Welcome reception at Courtyard Marriott Hotel

May 17, 2017

Registration of participants

Welcome Speeches
Tamar Kaldani – Personal Data Protection Inspector of Georgia
Archil Talakvadze - Member of Parliament
Giovanni Buttarelli- EDPS, video presentation
10:30 – 11:30
Panel I - Data Processing by Law Enforcement Sector
In numerous countries data protection authorities supervise data processing in the police sector i.e. for the purposes of the prevention, investigation and prosecution of criminal offences and the execution of criminal penalties. Data protection principles and regulations aim to strike a fair balance between different concurring interests, such as the public safety and the respect of the rights to privacy and data protection. The aim of the panel is to discuss the systems of oversight over law enforcement authorities, how they operate and what is the practice in the area.

  • Tamar Kaldani - Personal Data Protection Inspector of Georgia
  • Attila Péterfalvi – President of Hungarian Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
  • Silvije Fučec – Public Relations Advisor, Personal Data Protection Agency in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Coffee break
12:00 – 13:00
Panel II: Successful Awareness Raising Campaigns

Moderation – Sophie Kwasny, Council of Europe

Public awareness on data protection is still a challenge most of the DPAs face. The aim of the session is to share successful awareness rising stories, results achieved and communication strategies DPAs use in order to reach the public and educate the data controllers.

  • Julia Sziklay - Head of International Department, Hungarian Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
  • Patricio Marcos Petrić – Advisor, Croatian Data Protection Authority
  • Urszula Goral – Director of the Social Education and International Relations Department, Bureau of the Inspector General for Personal Data Protection
14:00 – 15:30
Panel II: Successful Awareness Raising Campaigns

Moderation – Sophie Kwasny, Council of Europe

  • Dinu Codreanu - External relations and European Integration Department, National Center for Personal Data Protection of the Republic of Moldova
  • Besnik Dervishi – Commissioner, Information and Data Protection Commissioner, Albania
  • Natalia Mikeladze – International Relations Department, The Office of Personal Data Protection Inspector of Georgia
15:30 – 16:00
Coffee break and group photo
16:00 – 17:00
Discussion on Internal Rules of CEEDPA and Future Cooperation

Moderation – Urszula Goral, Poland

In light of the EU data protection reform and modernization of convention 108 it vital for data protection authorities to have same aspirations and directions of development to establish unified data protection standards. Accordingly, new formats of cooperation are desirable to be determined to make CEEDPA more effective. This panel is dedicated to the discussion of the rules of CEEDPA, defining its role, structure and rules of accreditation.

May 18, 2017

09:30 – 11:00
Panel III - Data Protection and the Internet

Moderation – Natalia Mikeladze, Georgia
Internet became the global tool of communication and exchange of information. Different services available online are simplifying our life, however, they do pose certain risks to privacy. Social networks, online transactions, search engines lead to the high-volume data circulation. The aim of this panel is to share experience in dealing with existing challenges.

  • Sophie Kwasny - Head of Unit, Council of Europe
  • Veselin Tselkov – Member of the Board, Commission for Personal Data Protection, Bulgaria
  • Marko Dragumilo – Head of Department, Sector for supervision over personal data protection, Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection, Serbia
11:00 – 11:30
Coffee break
11:30 – 12:30
Panel IV: Practice Related to Disclosure of Court Decisions

Moderation – Julia Sziklay, Hungary

Openness and accessibility of court decisions are very important interest, though court decisions include a big amount of personal data. Accordingly, it is important to ensure fair balance between the right to privacy and access to court decisions. State practice differs in terms of publicizing the decisions and extent of the personal data disclosed. The aim of the session is to share experience and discuss different approaches CEEDPA members have.


12:30 – 13:00
Closing session
Departure from Courtyard Marriott Hotel
At 14:00
Sightseeing tour – Mtskheta