Protection of personal data in Romania. The right to be forgotten
Personal data in Romania consist of any information that contributes to the individualization of a person and allows its identification. Given the constant evolution of the modern society and technology, it was necessary to implement strict rules on the protection of personal data in Romania. The processing of personal data in Romania is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is the instrument that ensures the protection of the rights and freedoms of European Union citizens in this field. This article addresses an important topic in the area of personal data in Romania, namely the right to be forgotten in Romania. Pavel Margarit and Associates Romanian Law Firm recommends contacting a GDPR lawyer in Romania who can provide you with top-notch legal assistance in data protection and ensuring the right to privacy.
The right to be forgotten – notion
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) refers to the right to be forgotten in Romania, being the right of a person to have their personal data deleted, so that they are no longer processed. The deletion of personal data may occur if they are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they are processed, if there is no longer an agreement on the processing of personal data or if deviations from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) occur. There may also be situations where a child gives consent to the processing of personal data in Romania, and later, when he becomes a major, carries out the possible implications of the processing of its personal data and withdraws its consent.
Types of personal data
As mentioned above, personal data in Romania is intended to identify a person. As an example, it is considered to be personal data the name and surname of the person, CNP (personal identification number), address, information and data held by different institutions, such as medical institutions, etc. These are part of the general category of personal data. According to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a special category is also regulated, also called the category of „sensitive data”, which includes ethnic, racial, sexual orientation, etc.
A GDPR lawyer in Romania can provide you with the highest quality legal advice and assistance, so that the rights and freedoms related to the protection of personal data in Romania are respected, in particular regarding the right to be forgotten in Romania (the right to delete personal data).
When is the right to be forgotten not applicable?
The GDPR provides for a number of situations in which the right to be forgotten does not apply: for the exercise of the right to free speech and to information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest in the field of public health, for scientific research purposes or for the establishment, exercise and defense of legal claims.
Thus, the right to be forgotten in Romania is essential in the contemporary society, as the field of personal data protection and technology is constantly developing, implying a greater need to ensure a legislative framework that protects the interests of citizens. Pavel, Margarit and Associates recommends contacting a GDPR lawyer in Romania who can provide tailored legal assistance in the field of processing of personal data in Romania.
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