The Bill on State Inspector Service adopted with the I reading
The Parliament adopted the Bill on State Inspector Service with the I reading and expedited consideration with 82 votes against 13.
The Bill divides the SIS into two agencies – Special Investigation Service and Personal Data Protection Service.
The first agency will investigate the official misconduct, and the second agency will ensure the control of legality of the data processing and activities in Central Data Bank of covert investigations and e-communication identification.
“The changes envisage the institutional regulation of two independence services, one of which will be responsible for personal data protection and processing, and another for the investigation of official misconducts. Both will operate independently from each other. This model is created according to the best European practice”, - one of the initiators, Rati Ionatamishvili noted.
The Majority Leader, Irakli Kobakhidze introduced new legal initiatives on SIS officers, envisaging the employment of SIS officers in two new agencies.
“The State Inspector Service is composed of 9 departments, employing about 120 officers. We have held the consultations and developed the draft: all officers of the investigation department will maintain their positions in a new agency. As to the public sector supervision department, law-enforcement agency supervision department and the private sector supervision department – these departments work on personal data – we offer to automatically nominate the employees to a new Data Protection Service. As to the departments with administrative functions, the situation is more complicated. There are 7 such departments and we offer to provide the employees with the discretion of the mobility to these two new agencies”, - he stated.