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Category: Privacy

Database on self-excluded and undesirable persons: practical challenges brought by the new legislation from a regulatory and personal data protection perspective

February 2024 Maintaining a database of self-excluded and undesirable persons comes with a set of practical challenges that require careful attention. The new legislation has introduced certain complexities from both regulatory and personal data protection perspectives that need to be addressed to ensure compliance and manage risks effectively. Background The legislation applicable to the field…
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Join us! We opened the recruitment process for Associate – Consumer Protection, Data Privacy

January 2024 We are expanding to welcome an: Associate – Consumer Protection, Data Privacy as part of our team that is singled out by Legal 500 as ‘very motivated to address the client’s needs in a most appropriate and efficient manner, taking special consideration in maintaining a close and personal contact’. ABOUT YOU The suitable…
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Navigating the Data Privacy Landscape: a concise report from IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2023

November 2023 Cosmina Simion and Petruș Partene attended IAPP’s 2023 edition of the Europe Data Protection Congress. They shared their expert views on the event’s context and highlighted core elements worthy of further exploration, as part of our commitment to staying up-to-date on the latest legal developments, directly benefiting our clients. Context: The world of data becomes…
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SIMION & BACIU at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2023

November 2023 With increasingly stringent regulations, constantly augmented consumer awareness, and evolving cyber threats, safeguarding data is not just a good practice; it’s a business and legal necessity. Moreover, in an era where data has been repeatedly reconfirmed as a valuable asset, data privacy should not be treated as a legal requirement exclusively, but rather…
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Data Privacy Insights: A Close Look at the Romanian Data Protection Authority’s Practice For 2023 And Beyond: 10 Key-focus Areas

July 2023 During the first half of this year, the activity of the Romanian data protection authority (ANSPDCP or the Authority) has been significant, and sanctions for non-compliance with the applicable legislation on personal data protection, and in particular for non-compliance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) have not been uncommon.…
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Data Privacy Insights: An individual is able to claim its „right to be forgotten” when search engines display misleading or inaccurate information

January 2023 28 January marks the celebration of the Data Protection Day. An anniversary that acknowledges, year after year, the efforts to raise awareness of the rules for processing personal data and to promote good practices in this field. In this spirit, our colleagues Petruș Partene and Silvana Curteanu present their expert views on a…
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New requirements for the identification of individuals and the establishment of databases – a privacy perspective

January 2023 Authored by Cosmina Simion and Petruș Partene. The recent legislative amendments brought by Law No. Law No. 326/2022 amending and supplementing Government Emergency Ordinance No. 77/2009 on the organization and operation of games of chance impose a set of new obligations on gambling operators. In summary, gambling operators will have: Although we expect…
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Data Protection Law: legislative and regulatory provisions governing data privacy in Romania

November 2022 Increasing amounts of data are collected, stored, and compiled by businesses to enhance innovation and efficiency. In response, data privacy emerges as an efficient instrument for regulating and limiting data processing activities, controlling access to data and preventing or resolving data security risks. Cosmina Maria Simion, Ana-Maria Coruga and Petrus Partene prepared an…
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SIMION & BACIU at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2022

November 2022 Data can boost the value of a business. More so in the current societal and technological environment. As a concept and as a legal area of practice, data privacy raises a number of discussion points, ranging from mitigating potential risks that may impact the economic performance of a company to exploring novel ways…
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Changes to the Romanian gambling legislation: new requirements for gambling operators

November 2022 In an effort to monitor the social circumstances of self-excluded and undesirable individuals, and to increase preventive measures against gambling addiction, on 31 October 2022, the Chamber of Deputies approved a new piece of legislation that amends the primary gambling legislation. The envisaged changes impacting the B2C operators as per the proposed amendments…
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