Data protection and privacy—Romania—Q&A guide

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  • Data protection and privacy—Romania—Q&A guide
  • 1. Summarise the legislative framework for the protection of personally identifiable information (PII). Does your jurisdiction have a dedicated data protection law? Is the data protection law in your jurisdiction based on any international instruments on privacy or data protection?
  • 2. Which authority is responsible for overseeing the data protection law? Describe the investigative powers of the authority.
  • 3. Are there legal obligations on the data protection authority to cooperate with other data protection authorities, or is there a mechanism to resolve different approaches?
  • 4. Can breaches of data protection law lead to administrative sanctions or orders, or criminal penalties? How would such breaches be handled?
  • 5. Does the data protection law cover all sectors and types of organisation or are some areas of activity outside its scope?
  • 6. Does the data protection law cover interception of communications, electronic marketing or monitoring and surveillance of individuals? If not, list other relevant laws in this regard.
  • 7. Identify any further laws or regulations that provide specific data protection rules for related areas.
  • 8. What forms of PII are covered by the law?
  • 9. Is the reach of the law limited to PII owners and processors of PII established or operating in the jurisdiction?
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Data protection and privacy—Romania—Q&A guide

This Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to data protection and privacy in Romania published as part of the Lexology Getting the Deal Through series by Law Business Research (published: May 2020).

Authors: MPR Partners | Maravela, Popescu & Asociații—Daniel Alexie; Cristina Crețu; Flavia Ștefura; Laura Dinu

1. Summarise the legislative framework for the protection of personally identifiable information (PII). Does your jurisdiction have a dedicated data protection law? Is the data protection law in your jurisdiction based on any international instruments on privacy or data protection?

The main legislative framework consists of the following:

  1. Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)), directly applicable into the Romanian legislation.

  2. Law 190/2018 on implementing measures for the GDPR.

  3. Law No. 102/2005 on the establishment, organisation and functioning of the National Supervisory Authority for Personal Data Processing (DPA).

Guides and recommendations of the European Data Protection Board, as well as guides issued by the DPA must be considered.

Alongside the legislation mentioned above, there are a series of normative acts that are relevant from a data protection perspective, including acts that regulate specific areas of data protection, such as cookies and

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