The representatives of the National Centre for Personal Data Protection (NCPDP) attended the 44th plenary meeting of the Consultative Committee of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (Convention 108), which took place in Strasbourg, France, from 14 to 16 June.
Several topics were discussed during the meeting, including:
– Convention 108+, ratifications and current accessions;
– Data protection for the processing of personal data for anti-money laundering/countering financing of terrorism purposes;
– Model contractual clauses for transborder data flows of personal data;
– Interpretation of Article 11 of the modernised Convention 108;
– Protection of personal data, including biometric data in the electoral process;
– Cooperation with other Council of Europe bodies and entities;
– Main developments and activities in the field of data protection, etc.
At the same time, the NCPDP delegation reported on the status of ratification of the Protocol amending CETS no. 223 to Convention 108. It should be noted that on 9 February 2023, on the basis of Presidential Decree No. 757/2002, the Republic of Moldova signed the Protocol amending Convention 108 for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, and the Action Plan of the Government of the Republic of Moldova for the current year includes the promotion of measures to ratify the Protocol.
The NCPDP, as the national supervisory authority for the personal data processing, emphasizes the importance of the participation of the Republic of Moldova in the plenary meetings of the Consultative Committee of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, as well as the importance of the documents adopted in these meetings.