Information and Data Protection Commissioner’s Office hosted representatives of the Italian Authority for the Protection of Personal Data – Garante per la Protezione dei Dati Personali. The visit form the neighboring country took place in the framework of the cooperation agreement signed in Rome, on February 10th 2015, by the Chairs of the two institutions.

The increasing level of cooperation between two Authorities of the Data Protection was the main purpose of this visit, whereas they also discussed on the concrete steps to take in implementing in practice this agreement. This visit served also as an opportunity to exchange best practices in the inspection activity and beyond. The parties identified areas of common interest in this regard, focusing especially on the call center sector, where many Italian companies exercise their activity in the territory of the Republic of Albania. Part of the agenda was the development of a roundtable on a technical level, where were present representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development, Tourism, Commerce and Entrepreneurship and the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth; the Office of the Italian Agency for Foreign Trade in Albania; various business associations and companies which exercise their activity in this sector.