The president of the National Supervisory Authority for Personal Data Processing, Mrs. Anca Opre, disposed the application of a fine in the amount of 5.000 lei to the Prosecutor attached to the Court of the 1st District of Bucharest, for the illegal processing of the personal data provided by Article 32 of Law no. 677/2001, by infringing the provisions of Article 5 of Law no. 677/2001.
In fact, the Prosecutor attached to the Court of the 1st District of Bucharest, within a press statement of the spokesman, disclosed the first and last name of the victim of a sexual aggression, without his/her expressed and unambiguously consent.
During the investigation it was ascertain that the data controller did not perform training to the spokesmen concerning the protection of personal data within the activities carried on in relation to Mass Media.
Bearing in mind the risks upon the private life of a significant number of persons, the National Supervisory Authority for Personal Data Processing disposed, also, the data controller sanctioned to elaborate a document which will demonstrate that the training of the spokesmen concerning the protection of personal data of the data subjects in relation to Mass Media have been carried out.
Legal and Communication Office
20 september 2013