Representatives of the Central Election Commission (CEC) and the CEC Training Centre have undergone training on personal data protection issues. Giorgi Kalandarishvili, Head of Human Resources Department of the CEC opened the training and spoke about the importance of personal data protection.
Lawfulness of personal data processing; Data processor’s obligations; Security of personal data; Review of decisions of the State Inspector on election issues; General approaches and recommendations of the State Inspector’s Service; Mariam Elkanashvili, Projects and Legal Analysis Manager at State Inspector’s Service and Maia Demetrashvili, a lawyer conducted training on the abovementioned topics.
“Given that it is an election year, the State Inspectorate's Service plans active awareness-raising campaigns on the protection of citizens' personal data, including in electoral processes. It was within this framework that today the CEC staff were trained, where they received information on their legal obligations and discussed practical examples” Mariam Elkanashvili noted.
20 employees of the CEC and Training Centre participated in the training.
Tamar Zhvania, CEC Chairperson and Londa Toloraia, the State Inspector agreed to hold joint trainings and informative meetings for election administration staff at the meeting held on January 16. In early March, training is planned for the staff of the Department of Relations with Election Commissions, who will then share the information received at the training with the District Election Commissions’representatives.