Ventislav Karadjov

Chairman Commission for Personal Data Protection of Bulgaria
Deputy Chair European Data Protection Board

Ventislav Karadjov was appointed Chairman of the Bulgaria Commission for Personal Data Protection on 15 April 2014. Prior to this he was an adviser to the Minister for International Affairs in the field of international activities and anti-corruption, as well as a Chief Expert Associate to the 41st and 42nd National Assembly оn matters related to the control of security services, special surveillance devices, and access to data according to the Electronic Communications Act. Mr Karadjov has occupied a number of professional legal positions on international projects concerning anti-corruption and creation of functioning democratic institutions.
Previously he was a legal adviser and programme director at Transparency Without Borders Association, a branch of Transparency International. He has worked on projects for international institutions such as the European Commission, the US Agency for International Development, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and the UN Development Programme. After being vice-chairman of the EU Article 29 Working two terms Mr Karadjov was appointed and elected unanimously as the Deputy Chair of the EDPB.