The National Center for Personal Data Protection representatives participated in the International Conference on Personal Data Protection – Practical insights to consider for businesses.
On 4th of February 2020, the NCPDP representatives participated in the International Conference on Personal Data – Practical insights to consider for businesses, an event organized by the European Business Association of Moldova (EBA) in partnership with Association for the Protection of Private Life.
The goal of the event was to share best practices in the context of the transposition of European legislation in the field of personal data protection. During the Conference were discussed practical issues related to personal data protection implemented by state institutions and private sector, represented by data protection officers within the European multinational companies in the field of banking, retail, health and telecommunications (from Moldova, Romania, Hungary and Slovakia).
In his speech, the NCPDP Director, Mr. Eduard Răducan mentioned: “Rapid technological developments and globalization created new challenges for personal data protection and the provisions of the Law on personal data protection from 2011 became obsolete, nowadays new legal regulations regarding the personal data protection are imperatively needed. In this respect, it is necessary for the Republic of Moldova to harmonize its internal legal framework with the international provisions, namely the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and Directive (EU) 2016/680. This necessity also derives from Republic of Moldova – European Union Association Agreement. In fulfilling its commitments, Parliament of Republic of Moldova, in November 2018, voted in the first reading the draft law on personal data protection, a project that implements the Regulation (EU) 2016/679. In this regard, the NCPDP needs the support of the society and considers that any proposal to improve the draft law on personal data protection will be analyzed within the Parliamentary Committees, because the prosperity of business in the Republic of Moldova depends very much on an adequate legal framework that will offer guarantees and will be compatible with European Union law”
During the event topics regarding the implementation in practice by public institutions and private sector of the provisions of Law no. 133/2011 regarding the personal data protection were discussed, also took place an exchange of views on the new draft law on personal data protection, the priorities being noted and the proposals for improving the project identified.
Present at the event, the representative of the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Moldova, Steve Daniels, noted that data protection is a subject that the EU has worked for many years. “Not only in the EU, but all over the world, people want to protect their personal data and personal life. Consumers are looking for service providers they can trust. The Republic of Moldova has already done a lot of work in this field, but there is still place for a better legal framework. ”
In the International Conference participated almost 120 people. Zoárd Gázmár and Bukovics Miriam shared their experience on personal data protection legislation in banking sector, Mr. Levente Csenteri, Deutsche Telecom Group (România) spoke about data protection in the electronic communications sector, and the implementation of personal data protection in the health sector was approached by Mr. Sergiu Bozianu, President of the of the Association for the Protection of Private Life.