Obligations Of Internet Providers Under Bulgarian Electronic Signature And Personal Data Protection Acts

Internet access and service providers offer, beside the connection of subscribers to the Internet network, a variety of services, which include web hosting, web development, DNS service, e-mail etc. While receiving and transmitting data from and to the Internet users in this context, they act as mediators of electronic declarations and administrators of personal data. As such they have to comply with the provisions of the Electronic Document and Electronic Signature Act of March 22, 2001, and with the Personal Data Protection Act of December 21, 2001.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is the degree of the technical constraint imposed on Internet providers as mediators of electronic declarations?
What is the degree of the technical constraint imposed on Internet providers as administrators of personal data?
What is the liability incurred by Internet providers as mediators of electronic declarations?
What is the liability incurred by Internet providers as administrators of personal data?

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