The National Center for Personal Data Protection (NCPDP), for information purpose, communicates about the participation of National Center for Personal Data Protection management at the 50th Plenary Session of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), which was held online on 18 June, 2021.
During the Plenary, the EDPB adopted several documents, among which:
· A final version of the Recommendations on supplementary measures following public consultation. The Recommendations were first adopted in November 2020 following the CJEU Schrems II ruling. They aim to assist controllers and processors acting as data exporters with their duty to identify and implement appropriate supplementary measures where they are needed to ensure an essentially equivalent level of protection to the data they transfer to third countries.
· A letter addressed to EU Institutions on the privacy and data protection aspects of a possible digital euro. In the letter, the EDPB stresses that a very high standard of privacy and data protection is crucial to reinforce the trust of end users and should be considered a distinctive element in the offering of a digital euro, representing a key factor of success. The EDPB further indicates that it stands ready to provide advice to the ECB or other EU institutions.
· Designated three representatives to the European Travel Information and Authorisation System’s (ETIAS) Fundamental Rights Guidance Board, which is tasked to evaluate the impact of the processing of applications and will play an important role in ensuring the system’s compliance with fundamental rights, in particular with regard to privacy and personal data protection.
· A joint opinion on the European Commission’s Proposal for a Regulation laying down harmonised rules on artificial intelligence (AI).
The NCPDP, as national supervisory authority for personal data processing, emphasizes the importance of the participation of the Republic of Moldova in the Plenary Sessions organized by the EDPB, as well as the weight of adopted documents.