With the recent development of technology, data protection has become a priority issue for big and small companies, public institutions, and private persons. Regulation of the process of collecting, storing and using personal data becomes more complex while the risks for all parties involved keep constantly increasing. Therefore, compliance with the relevant legislation is of primary importance.
The existing Moldovan Personal Data Protection Law was adopted in July 2011. It provided general regulatory framework for protecting personal data in Moldova, set forth the rules on their collection, storage, transfer and use.
The new draft law had been prepared and was introduced into Parliament in November 2018. It was approved at first reading on 22 November 2018. The draft law aims at transposing the main rules of the EU GDPR into Moldovan law. Thus, after it is approved in the final reading, most of the GDPR provisions will become obligatory in Moldova. However, due to its cross-border nature, many of its rules have already become binding for many companies working in Moldova or cooperating with Moldovan companies.
We provide legal support to our clients on issues relating to protection of personal data, specific issues referring to their collection, storage and use. We help draft agreements, clauses and other documents referring to data and privacy, advise on how to obtain properly the consent for collecting and storing data, help in developing and putting in practice all relevant data protection policies and mechanisms. Additionally our firm represents companies before courts and assist them in communicating with the National Centre for the Protection of Personal Data (Moldovan national data protection body).
We also advise and represent private persons on issues regarding their personal data.