The Personal Data Protection Service of Georgia will have a representative in Brussels at the European Data Protection Supervisor's Office (EDPS) from 20242023-12-01 14:19:51
During the visit, the representative of the Personal Data Protection Service of Georgia, Nikoloz Popiashvili, Head of the Office of the President, will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the European Data Protection Supervisor's best practices in data protection and privacy. Additionally, they will participate in meetings of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and various activities led by the Secretary General. This includes engagement in events planned for the 20th anniversary of the European Data Protection Supervisor and participation in research activities related to the new regulation on artificial intelligence. These endeavors aim to facilitate knowledge sharing and cooperation between authorities.
It is noteworthy that the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) granted observer status to the Personal Data Protection Service of Georgia. This decision was made during the June 20 plenary session of the EDPB, in accordance with Rule 8.1 of the RoP. According to this rule, the Council has the authority to confer observer status upon a data protection supervisory authority from a non-member state of the European Union, provided two conditions are met: firstly, the data protection supervisory authority operates with complete independence, and secondly, it is based in a non-member state that, in its bid to join the European Union, has committed to aligning its national data protection legislation fully with the regulatory rules enforced within the European Union.
"We recognize your expertise in the field of data protection, and we are confident that your participation during the visit will be invaluable. We are pleased to extend an invitation for you to collaborate with our team. The purpose of this visit is to acquaint you with the best practices and guidelines of the European Data Protection Supervisor in the realm of data protection and privacy. These insights could prove beneficial for the Personal Data Protection Service of Georgia as it undertakes the implementation of the recently adopted new law of Georgia “On Personal Data Protection.” – mentioned in the official invitation letter sent by Leonardo Cervera Navas, Secretary General of the European Data Protection