Plamen Angelov

Director for Legal and International Affairs at Commission for Personal Data Protection of Bulgaria

Mr Plamen Angelov is Director for legal and international affairs at the Bulgarian supervisory authority – the Commission for Personal Data Protection, since 2015. He has a Master degree in Law from Sofia University and a number of certificates, including from the French École nationale d’administration (ENA) and the Dutch Clingendael Institute of International Relations.

Mr Angelov has significant diplomatic experience, serving as Home Affairs Attaché at the Bulgarian Embassy in London (2005-2008) and JHA Counsellor at the Permanent Representation of Bulgaria to the European Union in Brussels (2008-2012). Between 2013 and 2014 he has been appointed as Deputy Minister of Interior for European and International Affairs, dealing inter alia with the negotiations with the European Commission on EU funding.

Mr. Angelov is actively involved in the awareness and training projects and initiatives for the preparation of the private companies and the public sector for the application of the GDPR as well as in the related activities of Article 29 Working Party. He is also the leading expert of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU in the negotiations for the adoption of the new Regulation on data protection in the EU institutions and bodies.