28th of January 2022 – EUROPEAN DATA PROTECTION DAY
The celebration of the European Data Protection Day, on 28th of January 2022, by all member States of the Council of Europe marks the celebration of 41 years since the adoption, in 1981, at Strasbourg, of Convention 108 for the protection of individuals with regard to automatic processing of personal data.
Recently, through Law no. 290 of the 9th of December 2021, Romania ratified the Amending Protocol to Convention 108, open for signature on the 10th of October 2018 at Strasbourg and signed by our country on the 26th of June 2020.
The annual celebration of this day represents an occasion to bring to the attention of the public the importance of the observance of the personal data processing principles, of the right to private life and of the right to protection of personal data, established as fundamental rights.
For the celebration of the European Data Protection Day, on the 28th of January 2022, our institution will organise the Online Conference named “Main aspects found within the activity of the National Supervisory Authority”, during which specific aspects regarding the application of the personal data processing rules will be presented and debated. At this event there have been invited, mainly, the representative central public authorities and institutions, the most important professional associations and professional unions, chambers of commerce, companies and mass-media representatives.
With this occasion the Guidelines on the personal data processing performed by the owners’ associations, drafted by our institution and aiming to clarify the specific aspects for this category of controllers will be launched.
The celebration of the European Data Protection Day will also be performed with the support of the national television channel TVR and of the Bucharest Transportation Company, that will broadcast the informative video dedicated to the General Data Protection Regulation (public interest message), prepared by our institution.
Also, for those interested, synthetic information regarding the activity of the Authority during the previous year are presented, as in each year, within the Brochure dedicated to the European Data Protection Day, available together with the corresponding flyer at the address www.dataprotection.ro/informatii generale/informatii de interes public/materiale informative.
Legal and Communication Department