Bulgarian MPs challenge data protection law before Constitutional Court

20 Mar 2019

According to the Sofia Globe, Bulgaria’s Constitutional Court indicated that it received a request from more than fifty MPs to rule on the constitutionality of recent amendments to the country’s personal data protection act, following the entry in application of the GDPR.

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Privacy and data protection are two interrelated Internet governance issues. Data protection is a legal mechanism that ensures privacy. Privacy is usually defined as the right of any citizen to control their own personal information and to decide about it (to disclose information or not). Privacy is a fundamental human right. It is recognised in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and in many other international and regional human rights conventions. The July 2015 appointment of the first UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy in the Digital Age reflects the rising importance of privacy in global digital policy, and the recognition of the need to address privacy rights issues the the global, as well as national levels.

 

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