National Revenue Agency

The Cause of the NRA's Data Leak Revealed

"The personal identity code provided by the National Revenue Agency to users is the lowest level of protection," said Atanas Temelkov, chair of the State E-government Agency addressing the parliamentary ad-hoc committee investigating the leak of the personal data of 5 million Bulgarian citizens from the National Revenue Agency (NRA), BNR reported.

The NRA Could Have Prevented the Data Leak

The National Revenue Agency did not take enough measures to protect the personal data it held, the Chairman of the Commission for Personal Data Protection Ventsislav Karadjov said in his report to the National Assembly ad-hoc committee which was summoned to conduct an inquiry into all facts and circumstances surrounding the hacker attack against the servers of the revenue agency, BNR reported.

Bulgarian PM Borisov: We Suggest to Have a Cybersecurity Department in the European Commission

Just over a month after the personal data of more than 5 million Bulgarians were hacked from the National Revenue Agency, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov announced that our country wanted a cybersecurity department in the new European Commission.

He added that he had demanded that European leaders keep mind Bulgaria's current digitalization plans, but that it should expand.

Organic Agriculture in Bulgaria is Already Monitored with an Electronic Register

An electronic register for all those who produce, process, trade, store or import organic products will offer comprehensive monitoring of organic production in the country in accordance with EU regulations, the press center of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forests announced.

Head of Bulgaria’s Anti-corruption Commission Resigns

The head of Bulgaria's anti-corruption commission, Plamen Georgiev, resigned. This was announced by the Speaker of Parliament, Tsveta Karayancheva, on July 31. For the time being, there is no information about the motives.

Georgiev on April 4 took leave following the start of a check ordered by the chief prosecutor into property acquisitions by top officials, including him.

The NRA Director Won't Resign

The director of the National Revenue Agency (NRA) Galya Dimitrova will not resign due to the leakage of data from the information arrays of the revenue administration, which affected more than 5 million Bulgarian citizens.

"Minister Goranov wants decisions from me, not resignation," Dimitrova said at a briefing.

What You Should Do if the Enquiry Shows that your Personal Data Has Been Illegally Disclosed

If you have made an enquiry and it shows that your personal data has been unlawfully disclosed, it is important for you to know that you do not need to take extraordinary action.

You do not need to change your identity documents.

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