Data protection

Personal data protection

The organizations and the individuals collecting and storing personal data need to keep them in full compliance with the required privacy and safety. These obligations are related to the right to personal data protection, regulated by Romanian Law No. 677/2001 on the Protection of Individuals with Regard to the Processing of Personal Data and the Free Movement of Such Data.

Being part of the right to family and private life according to the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights, as provided by Article 8 of the Convention for the protection of human rights and fundamental liberties, the right to personal data protection has been lately acknowledged as one of the fundamental human rights by Article 8 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, a fundamental legal instrument of the EU which was recognized as such by the Lisbon Treaty.

Guidelines for the exercise of rights by the individuals whose personal data are processed by MAI

Ministry of Internal Affairs processes personal data for the record-keeping of human resources, of the petitions filed to MAI, for the proper running of the public relations activity.

The present law applies to personal data processing, performed, totally or partially, through automatic means, as well as to the processing through means other than automatic ones, which are part of, or destined to, a personal data filing system. […] Full text    ( download „pdf” file )