The National Center for Personal Data Protection (NCPDP), for information purpose, communicates about the participation of National Center for Personal Data Protection Director at the 46th Plenary session of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), which was held online.
During the mentioned Session, a wide range of topics were discussed, among which:
• EDPB adopted its Work Programme for 2021-2022, according to Article 29 of the EDPB Rules of Procedure.
• The EDPB adopted a Statement on the draft ePrivacy Regulation. “The ePrivacy Regulation must not – under no circumstances – lower the level of protection offered by the current ePrivacy Directive, and should complement the GDPR by providing additional strong guarantees for confidentiality and protection of all types of electronic communication” said Andrea Jelinek, EDPB Chair.
• The EDPB adopted Guidelines 02/2021 on Virtual Voice Assistants (VVAs). These Guidelines aim to identify some of the most relevant compliance challenges for VVAs and to provide recommendations to relevant stakeholders on how to address them. The Guidelines will be submitted for public consultation for a period of six weeks.
• The EDPB adopted a final version of the Guidelines 01/2021 on Connected Vehicles following public consultation. The Guidelines focus on the processing of personal data in relation to the non-professional use of connected vehicles by data subjects. The final version integrates updated wording, and further clarifications in order to address comments and feedback received during the public consultation.
• The EDPB adopted EDPB-EDPS Joint Opinion 03/2021 on the Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on European data governance.
• The EDPB adopted, following public consultation, the Guidelines 09/2020 on relevant and reasoned objection.
• Furthermore, the EDPB discussed the draft UK adequacy decisions, which were received from the European Commission.
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, in order to align national data protection legislation to EU standards.