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Who are we?

The Office of the Personal Data Protection Inspector

The Office of the Personal Data Protection Inspector is an independent state authority. It was established on 1 July, 2013. The Inspector’s Office supervises implementation of personal data protection legislation and monitors lawfulness of data processing.

The main objectives of the Inspector’s Office are to control:

  • The lawfulness of personal data processing;
  • The activities related to the covert investigative actions and electronic communications identifying personal data, which are carried out by the Central Bank.
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Personal Data Protection Inspector

The Office of Personal Data Protection Inspector is chaired by the Personal Data Protection Inspector. The Inspector is independent and is not subordinated to any public body or public official. Any influence on or interference with the activities of the Inspector is prohibited and punished by the law.

As the Inspector shall be elected a citizen of Georgia with higher legal education and no less than 5 years of working experience in the area of human rights. The Inspector shall enjoy high professional and moral reputation.  The Inspector is elected by the Parliament of Georgia for three-years term. The same person may be elected as the Inspector only twice in a row.

On July 1, 2013 Mrs. Tamar Kaldani was elected as the Personal Data Protection Inspector of Georgia. On July 2, 2016 she was re-elected by the Parliament as the Personal Data Protection Inspector for another term.

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activities

  • Personal Data Protection
  • Oversight of Covert Investigative Activities and Law-Enforcement Authorities

One of the key functions of the Personal Data Protection Inspector’s Office is the oversight of data protection legislation and monitoring lawfulness of data processing in Georgia. For this purpose, the Inspector’s Office conducts its activities in four main directions:

  • Audit (inspection) of the lawfulness of data processing in public and private entities;
  • Handling citizens’ complaints related to data protection;
  • Providing consultations to public and private entities on the issues related to data protection;
  • Informing the public about the state of data protection in Georgia and events related to it.

On the basis of legislative amendments of 2017 the Personal Data Protection Inspector monitors all types of covert investigative actions and activities performed by Operative-Technical Agency within central database.

Personal Data Protection Inspector monitors a covert investigative action – interception of telephone conversations – via electronic control system, special electronic control system and by inspecting data controller or data processor.

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Inspector’s Decisions

By the Inspector’s decision an online platform was developed where the decisons made in result of handling complaints and inspections are publicly available. Visitor of the webpage can search them by various criteria, e.g. by date, disputed issue or by taken measures. The register is updated gradually.

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Strategy

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2018 Statistics:

  • Number of Complaints:

    • 382

     

  • Number of Consultations:

    • 6101
  • Number of Inspections:

    • 115 public bodies and 335 private organisations were inspected
    • Revealed 280 violations
  • Trainings and other public lectures:

    • 1164 participants;
    • 39 meetings.
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Annual reports

  • Report on the state of personal data protection in Georgia - 2013
  • Report on the state of personal data protection in Georgia - 2014
  • Report on the State of Personal Data Protection and Activities of the Inspector of Georgia -2015
  • Report on the state of personal data protection in Georgia - 2016
  • Report on the state of personal data protection in Georgia - 2017