Welcome to the official website of the National Center for Personal Data Protection!
The technological progress in the field of electronic data processing made possible the creation of databases both in the public and private field. Therefore, the collection and processing of the personal data intensified. At the same time, along with the increasing of the labour productivity, this phenomenon catalyzed the storage of data on the privacy of individuals. As a result, the individual becomes subject to a more significant interference in the private sphere by various institutions such as social and insurance services, law enforcement bodies, banks, medical sectors etc.
In this context, the Republic of Moldova, having dedicated an entire chapter to the fundamental rights and freedoms in its Constitution (in particular, art. 28 on the intimate, family and private life), adopted the Law no. 17-XVI of 15.02.2007 on the personal data protection and, therefore, created the National Center for Personal Data Protection as integral part of the control system in the democratic society for the protection of the rights and fundamental freedoms of individuals, notably their right to privacy in connection with the processing and transborder transmission of personal data.
It is to be mentioned that the national legislative and normative framework in the field is still at the formation stage and the alignment to European standards and international practices will be one of the priorities of the Center’s activity in collaboration with relevant state institutions, taking into consideration that our country has already ratified the Council of Europe Convention for the Protection of Individuals with Regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (Strasbourg, 1981), which establishes a set of principles and norms to prevent unfair collection and processing of personal data and that generates obligations for signatories.
Our primary goal is to contribute to the creation of a society where human right to privacy is fully respected and we will make every effort to find a balance between fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and public and trade interests.
Thus, we believe that through the information provided on the official website of the Center, the open public which includes both the subject and the holder of personal data will have the opportunity to enlarge the knowledge of the rights and, respectively, the obligations settled in this field.
Director of the National Center
for Personal Data Protection