Activity on overall data protection regulation and the impact on audit processes


The combination of audit processes with commitments derived from general legal provisions on personal data protection, were the focus of discussions during the workshop held on november 15, in Larnaca, Cyprus, in which the Albanian Supreme State Audit Institution was represented by the Director General, Ms. Lindita Milo and the specialist of the Directorate of Communication, Publication and Foreign Relations, Ms. Amantia Patozi.

The Audit Office of the Republic of Cyprus, in cooperation with the European Court of Accounts (ECA) and the European Commission, in the context of activities on its Strategic Objective no.1 “Promoting Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI-s) independent, with multidisciplinary and strong knowledge and promoting their good governance”, organized a detailed discussion on the principles of personal data protection and their management during audit processes, including collection, transfering, archiving, the right of access, anonymity and the secure deletion of the personal data of subjects audited by ALSAI. 

The best experiences presented by European Commission experts, Mrs. Irini Haller, Office of Internal Audit, Mr. Bertil Ramussen, Office of Data Protection and Mr. Johan Van Damme, European Court of Accounts, highlighted the necesity to improve the legal and organizational infrastructure, which will enable to overcome the obstacles that can be identified through the use of data generated by the integrated   systems of information of the government   “Big Data dhe Data Mining”.

The activity was also greeted by the Auditor General of the Republic of Cyprus, Dr. Odysseas Ph. Michaelides.