PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION IN HIGHER EDUCATION - BULGARIA’S EXPERIENCE
Andriyana Andreeva1, Zhivka Mateeva2
1Assoc. Prof. University of Economics – Varna, Bulgaria, email@example.com
2Chief Assist. Prof, Ph.D., University of Economics – Varna, Bulgaria, firstname.lastname@example.org
This paper examines several topical issues related to personal data protection in the field of higher education. The applicable European acts and the respective national laws and regulations in the Bulgarian legislation have been studied. The authors set out to explore the specifics of personal data protection and the obligations of universities as data controllers. The subject of study is relevant due to the ongoing processes of digitization in education and the associated increased risk with corresponding responsibility for data protection. The grounds for collecting, processing and storing personal data, the principles and categories of data processed by higher education institutions have all been analysed. As a result of the analysis, certain conclusions and summarisations of theoretical and practical significance have been put forward.
Keywords: personal data, principles of protection, personal data controller, principles, higher education.
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