President Klaus Iohannis will hold consultations with the parliamentary parties and formations’ leaders on the Big Brother laws. The said consultations on the cybersecurity laws will take place on Wednesday, at 10 a.m., at the Cotroceni Palace.
The last consultations of the head of state with the representatives of the parliamentary parties and formations took place on April 20 2015 and aimed at the stage of the electoral legislation and the parliamentary procedures of Okaying the demands by the Justice.
Unlike the other three rounds of consultation President Klaus Iohannis had with the political parties represented in Parliament – one on increasing Defence budget and two on electoral laws and legislative priorities of Parliament – this one was somehow hastily announced with just one day notice.
The Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) in January decided that the law on cybersecurity was unconstitutional as a whole. The CCR arguments were hat the law was flawed in what regarded the legislative technique norms, consistency, clarity, predictability as well as with a view to legislative procedures as it lacked CSAT’s opinion.
The Presidential Administration announced in February that, at the initiative of President Iohannis, the Operative Cybersecurity Council (COSC), coordinated by SRI, would start a process of re-analysing the legislation in the area of the access to data traffic and cybernetic security.