The National Center for Personal Data Protection trained for three days (February 17, 18, 19) the local authorities from the north, center and south of the Republic of Moldova. The training aimed at familiarizing the participants with video surveillance and live streaming of local councils’ meetings.
”Depersonalization of individual documents, access to information, provision of information to legal entities, protection of access to state registers, audit of accesses, data security and confidentiality, but also the need to register local public authorities as data controllers were the most important aspects, to which the attention of the local authorities, who participated in the training was drawn”, explained Denis Coțofan, interim deputy head of the Legal Department of NCPDP.
The participants in the training were interested in: how the meetings of the local councils are to be live streamed, who is responsible for their live streaming and how the information will be provided.
By publishing the meetings of local councils in Internet, access will be provided to certain information that is discussed during the meetings, not only to stakeholders from the locality, but also to an unlimited number of people.
According to the NCPDP, certain information, including personal data concerning a local elected official, could become information of public interest insofar it does not affect the capacity to exercise the public function, taking into account the existence of the right to respect for his private and family life.
The training took place online and was attended by 300 people.