Cyber Policies

11.10.2019г. | Sofia Tech Park, "John Atanasoff" Hall


For the first time in Bulgaria an event of similar rank, covering all aspects of digitizing and privacy, will be held. Privacy experts from Bulgaria, USA, Singapore, Ireland and other countries will be present at this event organized by the Bulgarian Data protection Commission and ILAC International Legal Advice Center. Being a host, the Bulgarian supervisory authority will participate actively and the event itself will be inaugurated by the Chairman of the Commission for Personal Data Protection in Bulgaria who is also  Deputy Chair of  the  European Data Protection Board (EDPB). Private and public sector representatives will exchange thoughts and ideas regarding the numerous issues we face every day working in an increasingly virtual world. All attendees will have the opportunity to hear from and network directly with world-class professionals. The main idea of the event is to cover all intersections between privacy and the other aspects of the digital environment, such as online copyright, AI, e-Health, cybersecurity and other related topics. The second part of the event will also feature an “open panel” which will welcome everyone who hasn’t found its exact topic and will be open to all discussions related to privacy and digitizing.


What we are going to do

The event will consist of two parts. The first part will consist of lectures and discussions following the “Critical debate” format encouraging all participants to actively participate. The working language of the first panel will be Bulgarian, and the hosts will be providing real-time translation for the foreign lecturers.

During the second part participants will have the opportunity to choose between different panels that will be held in two sessions. Each participant will be able to choose which two panels he/she wants to attend, depending on his/hers interests. 

In order to achieve complete synergy between all the participants in the panels  and the moderators, the number of the participants will be limited and all participants are required to state in advance which panels they want to attend.

The working languages ​​of the second panel will be Bulgarian and English depending upon the moderator of the panel. Due to the format of the second part, translation will not be provided.

Another reason to participate in the event

This event will kickstart the creation of a Digital Experts Community including all participants in the event as members. The idea of the community is to create lasting ties between all participants of the event, to give them a platform where to exchange ideas and to accumulate useful ideas for improving the regulation and self-regulation / status on the digital environment. The community mentors will periodically summarize and present to the wide public and the society those ideas. The community’s main goal is to make known all the good ideas which will come out at the end of this event as well as all the established good practices and help them come true. At the end of the event, three participants will be elected to become members of the Community Mentors Board.

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Time table

11 10 2019




Official welcoming



Speeches & Discussions

*20-minute talk slots by the keynote speakers
  • Ventsislav Karadjov – Deputy Chair of the European Data Protection Board, Chair of the Bulgarian Data Protection Commission
  • Lanx Goh, CIPM, CIPP/A/E/US, FIP; Team Lead for Investigation at the Personal Data Protection Commission, Singapore
  • Yavor Kolev, Commissioner, Head of Cyber Crime Department at General Directorate Combating Organized Crime, Bulgaria
  • Sylvain Omnes, Senior advisor at Infinite eight LLC, former Executive director at GSIT, France
  • Hristo Alaminov, Chief Expert at Commission for Personal Data Protection, Bulgaria
  • Krasimir Simonski, Deputy Chair of eGovernment State Agency, Bulgaria



Workshop panels

*Choose one workshop from each panel.

First Workshop Panel:

  1. Data privacy / Digital Marketing
  2. Data privacy / e-government & Regulation
  3. Data privacy / Freedom of Speech & Fake News

Second Workshop Panel:

  1. Data privacy / Cybersecurity
  2. Data privacy / Cryptocurrency
  3. Data privacy / Artificial Intelligence (IA) and the Internet of Things (IoT)
  4. Data privacy / Decentralization as an answer to privacy issues ?



    Choosing the members of the Cyber Policies Mentors’ Board.

    Keynote speakers

    Yavor Kolev

    Yavor Kolev

    Commissioner, Head of Cyber Crime Department at General Directorate Combating Organized Crime

    Krasimir Simonski

    Krasimir Simonski

    Deputy Chair of eGovernment State Agency

    Adj Asst Prof Lanx Goh

    Adj Asst Prof Lanx Goh

    CIPM, CIPP/A/E/US; FIP, Former data Protection Specialist at Personal Data Protection Commission of Singapore, Senior Legal Counsel, Privacy & Cybersecurity Lead and Global Data Protection Officer, Klook Travel Technology Pte Ltd

    Diana Karaivanova

    Diana Karaivanova

    Senior Consultant, Global Regulatory & Compliance, CIMP, CIPP/E

    Ventsislav Karadjov

    Ventsislav Karadjov

    Deputy Chair of the European Data Protection Board, Chair of the Bulgarian Data Protection Commission

    Ian Evans

    Ian Evans

    Managing Director for EMEA at OneTrust, prior served as Vice President and Managing Director for EMEA at AirWatch

    Carlos Alberto Ribeiro

    Carlos Alberto Ribeiro

    Data Protection Officer at Fujitsu Portugal, DPO Instructor, Linux Engineer

    Oren Elimelech

    Oren Elimelech

    Chief Information Security Officer at Israel Security Agency, CISO, CISM, CRISC, CISSP, CISA, CEH, CFR

    Sylvain Omnes

    Sylvain Omnes

    Senior advisor at Infinite Eight LLC, former Executive director at GSIT, France

    Hristo Alaminov

    Hristo Alaminov

    Chief Expert at Commission for Personal Data Protection, Bulgaria

    The venue

    Sofia Tech Park | John Atanasoff Hall
    The science and technology park is located at 111 Tsarigradsko Shousse Blvd., and the main vehicle entrance is located at the Aviation Square (4th kilometer).

    There is a multistory parking located on the territory of the Park  with a capacity of 500 places. The parking is chargeable – 1 BGN per hour.

    The pedestrian access is available from the Aviation Square, as well as through the pedestrian bridge over Tsarigradsko Shousse.

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    50 BGN


    VIP Tickets

    200 BGN

    * After party consummation is included 



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