Law and Internet Foundation is a Bulgarian NGO & Research centre which supports and performs applied studies, scientific researches, programmes and projects in the field of legal, technological, economic and social issues related to the fast penetration of information and communication technologies both in public and private sectors.
Recently the activities of the organisation have been focused on transferring knowledge, expertise and best practices for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth with a special focus on:
- Legal analyses and ethical reviews in the process of development and implementation of policies regarding the overall national legislative framework and practice of the judiciary, state offices, local authorities and local administration;
- Increasing competitiveness through technology innovations, boosting both entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship initiatives;
- Fostering innovation through development of research and training networks to grow a new generation of highly qualified experts able to cope with all aspects of the current global challenges;
- Achievement of gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls;
- Promotion of just, peaceful and inclusive societies.
Law and Internet Foundation research and policy reform projects were supported by prestigious donor organizations as the European Commission, the World bank, NATO, American Bar Association- Legal initiatives for Central Europe and Eurasia (ABA/CEELI), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), The Balkan Trust for Democracy, U.S. Department of State, etc.
Our experts have participated in the legislation process of the current ICT regulations and in implementation of the European legislation in Bulgaria – the Electronic Commerce Act, the Electronic Governance Act, the Electronic Document and Electronic Signature Act, the Electronic Communications Act, the Commercial Register Act, the cybercrimes section of the Criminal Code and many other acts of primary and secondary legislation and instructions in the field of ICT.
They have been frequently invited to support the elaboration of key policies and strategies of national importance such as: the Strategy for Bulgaria's Competitiveness on the International ICT Markets, the Strategy for e-Government, the Strategy for e-Healthcare in Bulgaria, the Policies and Standards for provision of administrative services, etc.
LIF experts are also authors of more than 500 books, articles, analyses and research studies in ICT Law in Bulgaria and abroad; and are editors of prestigious international publications in this area. LIF experts are members of European Electronic Messaging Association (EEMA), International Technology Law Association (ITECHLAW), International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), etc.
Since 2011 Law and Internet Foundation has implemented quality standard ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 27001:2017 since 2019, with scope “Programme and Project Preparation and Management. Legal Consultancy and Development of Legislation. Organizational and Management Consultancy. Development of Strategic Documents. IT and Information Security Consultancy. Business Process Analysis, Modeling, Optimization and Management. Software Product Analysis, Development and Integration. Event Organisation and Management. Publishing.”
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