,,The right to private life is our right to keep an area around, including those things that are part of us, like the house, our body, feelings, secrets and identity. The right to private life gives us the choice to select which parts of this area are accessible to others, and to control the manner and period of using those parts we chose to make available to others”.
Welcome to the official website of the National Center for Personal Data Protection of the Republic of Moldova!
Monitoring a person’s behavior and preferences while browsing the internet, has become a practice resulting in huge profits not only for the producers and providers of services and products, employers or law enforcement bodies. The results of the monitoring processed with the usage of special software, can guarantee the control and manipulation of a person, especially in building his/her predefined behavioral model.
It is important to become aware of the spectacular evolution in the information technology field, the previously unimaginable possibilities of collecting, storing, analysis and transfer of the information. It is also worth mentioning the globalization of the relations on different levels, including the social one, which caused considerable challenges related to personal data protection.
In the context of progressionist informational evolutions of modern society, the right to private life has several connotations, both diverse and complex, which resulted in the appearance of a specific component - the right to the protection of personal data.
This right aims at protecting physical persons from the increasing tendencies of creating filling systems with personal data, taking into account that the lack of an efficient personal data protection might expose any person to arbitrary intrusion into private life, to discrimination based upon political views, religious opinions, health conditions, etc.
For that purpose, and starting from the globally accepted importance of the right to the protection of personal data, as well as including this right in the Constitution of the Republic of Moldova (particularly art.28 provides a right to respect for private and family life), Law no 133 on Personal Data Protection from April 14th 2011, came into effect on 08th of July 2011, as amended.
Another essential aspect is the fact that the above-mentioned law project was elaborated according to the provisions of Directive 95/46/CE of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24th of October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data.
This normative instrument embodies the statute and competencies of the National Center for Personal Data Protection of the Republic of Moldova as an integrant of the control system in a democratic society, for the sake of fundamental rights and freedoms protection, especially the right to a private life concerning personal data being processed and transferred cross borders.
The increasing expectations of the society in regard to our activity, makes us revise, extend and continually update the dialogue programs towards knowing and understanding the agenda based on the right to the protection of personal data components.
Our mission is to inform society about problems and foreground concerns in the human rights protection field, to respect and fulfill them in any sector of activity, making the necessary efforts into establishment of a balance between a person’s right with regard to personal data processing and public or commercial interests.