Training for the Staff of the State Inspector's Service

News | Rule of Law and Human Rights | Article 13 October 2021

On October 7-8, 2021 a two-day training was held for the personnel of the State Inspector’s Service within the frame of the joint project of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) and the State Inspector’s Service - "Promoting Personal Data Protection in Georgia”.

 

The main goal of the project is to strengthen personal data protection regime in Georgia, and within it, IDFI and the State Inspector's Service have already carried out a number of important activities.

 

Participants of the training were addressed with welcoming speeches by the Executive Director of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information - Giorgi Kldiashvili, Maaike Van Koldam - Ambassador of the Netherlands to Georgia, the Deputy State Inspector – Sophio Jiadze and Levan Avalishvili, Programs Director at IDFI.

 

The need to strengthen the personal data protection regime is becoming more and more apparent. The era of digital development is accompanied by risks linked with complex data processing. Therefore, it is important to ensure proper protection of personal data. In this regard, it is essential to strengthen the capacity of the State Inspector’s Service and promote its effective functioning, including taking care of the qualification of its staff, as this independent agency, in particular you the people presented here are the guardians of our personal data” – noted Giorgi Kldiashvili.

 

The meetings were held in an interactive format - with the active involvement of the staff of the State Inspector's Service. The Professor of the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and former Constitutional Court Judge Maia Kopaleishvili and Court of Appeals Judge Shota Getsadze were invited as trainers. They have a long and diverse teaching experience along with in-depth professional knowledge. The training agenda was developed based on the needs of the staff of the State Inspector's Service and included practical and theoretical issues relevant to the activities of the agency.

 

See the training photo album here.

 

The training was held within the scope of the project "Promoting Personal Data Protection in Georgia." The project is funded by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Georgia.

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