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October 23, 2021

Personal information processing bill approved by Legal Committee of Chamber of Deputies

The Legal Committee of the Chamber of Deputies approved, on Tuesday, the draft law amending Law No. 506 (2004) on the processing of personal information and protection of privacy in the area of electronic communications, in the version adopted by the Senate.
The bill was adopted with just one abstention – UDMR MP Mate Andras Levente – and will be debated on in plenary meeting by the Chamber of Deputies.
The draft law says traffic data on subscribers and users, processed and stored by the provider of a public electronic communications network or by the provider of an electronic communications service meant for public use shall be deleted or transformed into anonymous data when it is no longer necessary for transmission a new communication, but no later than 3 years of the date of the communication.
According to the Committee decision, the aces to such data is only allowed within a strictly set framework decided upon by the court of law or with the prior authorisation of a judge.
The bill also states that, when sent in electronic format, requests and answerers are signed by expanded electronic signature, based on a qualified certificate issued by an accredited certification service provider, to secure the integrity and traceability of data.
The draft law on the processing of personal information was signed by the leaders of parliamentary parties after consultations at Cotroceni in May.

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