The Commission for Personal Data Protection (CPDP) is the national supervisory authority of the Republic of Bulgaria responsible for the protection of personal data both in the public and private sectors.
Being the only data protection authority in the country, the CPDP has a wide range of investigative, corrective and advisory powers and performs a number of different tasks, such as investigations, corrective measures, awareness-raising and information campaigns, international cooperation, training, etc.
The Commission is a collective body, consisting of a Chair and four Members, elected by the Parliament.
- The CPDP is the only Bulgarian public authority with all its services offered online, free of charge and fully integrated with the national e-Government Portal;
- In 2016 CPDP was awarded the public institution with best services offered to citizens prize by the foundation Citizens vs. Bureaucracy, an NGO working for the development of the civil society and reducing the administrative burden on private businesses and citizens.
- The CPDP pursues a proactive policy of supporting adherence to ethical standards by all relevant stakeholders. For instance, every year the CPDP nominates and awards prizes to journalists actively involved in awareness-raising on the topic of personal data protection as well as children with innovative and creative art ideas promoting privacy in the digital world.