201524 Feb

Nymity Privacy Management Accountability Framework™ Selected as Path to Enhanced Privacy and Data Protection for Citizens of Bulgaria

Mr. Ventislav Karadjov - Chairman of CPDP BulgariaTORONTO, CANADA and SOFIA, BULGARIA, 24 February 2015 - Nymity is proud to announce the signing of a long-term cooperative agreement with the Commission for Personal Data Protection, Republic of Bulgaria, to support the Commission’s accountability initiatives. The agreement underscores the recent commitment of the Commissioner’s office to promote and implement the principle of accountability - an approach similar to that of the European Data Protection Supervisor, and the Privacy and Data Protection Regulators in Canada, France, Hong Kong, and Colombia.

Terms of the agreement include granting the Commissioner for Personal Data Protection, Republic of Bulgaria permission to use the Nymity Privacy Management Accountability Framework. The accountability framework is a Nymity research initiative which identifies all privacy management activities and structures those activities based on 13 privacy management processes. The accountability framework is global in scope, frequently updated, and made freely available, subject to terms and conditions of use.

Commenting on the agreement, Mr. Ventsislav Karadjov, Chairman of the Board for the Personal Data Protection in the Republic of Bulgaria (CPDP) said, “The new European legal framework which is under discussion in the EU Parliament and the Council will introduce the accountability requirement to be followed by data controllers. By applying the Nymity Privacy Management Accountability Framework in compliance with the EU and the Bulgarian data protection framework, and considering the Bulgarian data controllers’ needs, the Commission for Personal Data Protection lays down the necessary preconditions for the fulfillment of EU General Data Protection Regulation in Bulgaria.”

Terry McQuay, President and Founder, Nymity Inc. said, “We are deeply honoured that our ongoing research can assist Mr. Karadjov and his office in its commitment to enhance data protection for the citizens of the Republic of Bulgaria. Nymity shares its research with several privacy and data protection regulators around the world, as part of our ongoing mandate to help organizations implement, maintain, and demonstrate accountability and compliance.”

In 2002, Nymity began its research to help organizations implement and maintain effective privacy management programs in order to achieve ongoing compliance and accountability. In 2009, Nymity expanded its research to help organizations demonstrate accountability and compliance. Nymity’s accountability research efforts have resulted in many freely available accountability tools including the Nymity Privacy Management Accountability Framework™, the Nymity Data Privacy Accountability Scorecard™, and Nymity’s methodology for baselining and benchmarking privacy management programs.

In an ongoing effort to support the agreement in Bulgaria and similar initiatives, as well as privacy offices around the world, Nymity will soon be releasing its newest research, Getting to Accountability: Building an Effective Privacy Management Program™.

About Nymity

Nymity is a global research company specializing in accountability, risk, and compliance software solutions for the Privacy Office including Nymity Attestor™ which enables organizations to demonstrate compliance on-demand. Nymity’s suite of software solutions helps organizations attain, maintain, and demonstrate data privacy compliance. Nymity’s free research and privacy management tools are made available to support the broader global privacy community. Organizations all over the world rely on Nymity’s software solutions to proactively and efficiently manage their privacy programs – empowering them to comply with confidence. Learn more at www.nymity.com.

About CPDP – the Bulgarian Data Protection Authority

As the only public authority whose main task is to ensure privacy and personal data protection in Bulgaria, the Commission for Personal Data Protection has diverse tools for impact. With an office of over 80 people, the main activities of the Commission can be grouped into two areas: adequate prevention and effective control. The CPDP expressed interest and is ready to undertake actions to host the international conference of data protection authorities in 2018 within the framework of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of EU the same year. For further information about the CPDP, please direct enquiries to kzld@government.bg or visit https://www.cpdp.bg/en/index.php?p=news_view&aid=756.

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