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Who are we?

State Inspector’s Service

State Inspector’s Service is an independent state authority that, as a legal successor of the Office of the Personal Data Protection Inspector, operates in Georgia since 10 May, 2019. The key directions of its activities are:

  • Monitoring lawfulness of personal data processing;
  • Monitoring covert investigative actions and activities performed within the central databank of electronic communications identification data;
  • Impartial and effective investigation of grave crimes committed by a representative of law-enforcement authorities, by an official or a person equal to an official against human rights and freedoms, investigation of malfeasance crimes committed with the use of violence or insulting personal dignity of a victim;
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State Inspector

 

The State Inspector shall manage the State Inspector’s Service.

The Parliament of Georgia shall elect the State Inspector for a 6 year term.

The State Inspector shall be independent in exercising his/her powers and shall not be subordinate to any official or body.

State Inspector is inviolable. Any type of influence on the State Inspector or illegal interference with his/her activities, shall be prohibited and is punishable by law.

Since July 3, 2019, Londa Toloraia has been carrying out the authority of the State Inspector.

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Deputy State Inspector

Since July 9, 2019, Giorgi Gamezardashvili has been carrying out the authority of the Deputy State Inspector.

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activities

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

One of the key functions of the State Inspector’s Service 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 State Inspector monitors all types of covert investigative actions and activities performed by Operative-Technical Agency within central database.

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.

Since 1 November  2019, investigative authority of the State Inspector’s Service will extend to the following crimes committed by a representative of law-enforcement authorities, by an official or a person equal to an official:

  • Torture;
  • Threat of torture;
  • Degrading or inhuman or treatment;
  • Abuse of official power committed with the use of violence, a weapon or by insulting a victim’s personal dignity;
  • Exceeding official power committed with the use of violence, a weapon or by insulting a victim’s personal dignity;
  • Coercion of a person by threats, deception, blackmail or other unlawful act to provide an explanation, testimony, or a report;
  • Coercion of a person placed in a penitentiary facility into changing a testimony or refusing to testify; also, coercion of a convicted person in order to interfere with the fulfilment of his/her civil duties.
  • Other crimes, that caused a person’s death if at the time of the commission of the crime the victim was placed at a temporary detention facility or penitentiary institution or at any other place which the person, contrary to his/her will, was forbidden to leave by a representative of a law-enforcement authority, by an official or by a person equal to an official, or if the person was under an effective control of the state by other means.

The State Inspector’s Service is independent in its activities and is not subordinated to any official or authority. Any type of influence or interference with the Inspector’s activities is prohibited and punishable by law.

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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
  • Report on the state of personal data protection in Georgia - 2018