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A message from Besnik Dervishi, Commissioner, Albanian Information and Data Protection Commissioner’s Office, Host Authority, ICDPPC 2019.

Dear colleagues,

Besnik Dervishi, Commissioner, Albania IDP

It is an honor for me to welcome you all in Albania, the last secret of Europe, for the 41st International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC).

Only few decades ago, Albania was not just exotic: it was off-limits. In this context it is a great pleasure for me to bring the debate on data protection, one of the hottest topics at the moment, to Tirana.

For this, special thanks go to the Executive Committee of the ICDPPC for trusting us to host such a special event.

Given the rapid development that technology is having and the role it is playing in our lives, it seems that all roads will lead to Data Protection Authorities in the near future.

This prediction charges us with responsibility to build resilient legislative frameworks to protect personal data and privacy and have close cooperation among authorities. It vests international forums such as the ICDPPC outstanding importance.

We look forward to welcoming you in Tirana on 21-24 October to unwrap together all of the activities of the Conference that we have arranged for you.

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