DIRECTOR – Eduard Răducan
,,Privacy right represents our right to preserve a surrounding environment which should include those things that belong to us such as the house, the body, feelings, secrets, identity. The privacy right gives us the ability to choose which parts in this domain can be accessed by others and to control the extent, manner, and timing of the use of those parts we choose to disclose.”
Welcome to the official website of the National Center for Personal Data Protection of the Republic of Moldova!
Monitoring a person’s behavior and preferences, including the internet browsing, has become a practice that brings huge benefits not only to producers and suppliers of products and services, employers or law enforcement agencies. The results of monitoring, processed with the use of special software, give the possibility to control and manipulate the person, especially the creation of a predefined model of his behavior.
It is important to be aware that the spectacular developments in the field of information technology, the unimaginable possibilities of collecting, storing, analyzing and transmitting information, as well as the globalization of relationships in different segments, including the social one, create serious challenges for personal data protection.
In the context of the progressive informational evolutions of the modern society, the privacy right has diverse and complex connotations, from which a specific component has emerged – THE RIGHT TO PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION.
This right aims at protecting individuals against the increasing trends of personal data systems creation, taking into account that in the absence of effective protection of their information, the person risks being subjected to arbitrary interference with privacy, discrimination for its political beliefs, religious opinions, health conditions, etc.
In this sense, starting from the internationally recognized importance of the right to personal data protection, as well as the insertion of this right in the Constitution of the Republic of Moldova (in particular, art. 28 provides the privacy right, family and private life), on 14 April 2012, Law no. 133 of July 8, 2011 on personal data protection entered into force, in new wording.
An essential aspect is that the draft law mentioned above has been developed in full compliance with the provisions of Directive 95/46 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and free movement of this data, a document that specifies and amplifies the principles enunciated by the Convention of CoE no. 108 for the protection of individuals with regard to automatic processing of personal data.
This normative instrument concretizes the status and competences of the National Center for Personal Data Protection of the Republic of Moldova, as an integral part of the control system in a democratic society, in defense of the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals, especially the privacy right in connection with the cross-border processing and transmission of personal data.
The continuous increase in society’s expectations towards our activity obliges us to a continuous revision, extension and connection of the dialogue programs, in order to know and understand the work agenda, established on the components of the right to personal data protection.
Our mission is to inform society about the priority issues and concerns in the field of human rights protection, their observance in any sector of activity, making an effort to establish a balance between the right of the person regarding the processing of personal data and public or commercial interests.