The municipality is located in the South-central part of Bulgaria in Pazardzhik Province. The population amounts to 18,899 people as of the last national census in 2011. The Administration has 75 employees in the middle of 2017.
As a typical local authority, the municipality of Peshtera develops and implements various policies – economic, social, environmental, etc. It provides various electronic services to its citizens, and cyber security is a topical issue in its everyday activities.
The current project represent an ideal opportunity for the municipality to test and validate innovative IT products in order to protect data privacy and data integrity of its citizens and of its activities and thus to meet the requirements of the GDPR at local level.