LinkedIn Marketing Missteps: The Romanian DPA sanctions insurance company for not respecting the right to object to direct marketing

On 18 September 2023, the Romanian DPA announced a fine of EUR 1,000 against an insurance company. This decision came in response to a complaint filed by a data subject regarding the violation of his right to object to receiving marketing messages from the company through LinkedIn. The controller did not comply with the legal provisions regarding the processing of personal data, as it did not c…
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CJEU Advocate General delivers opinion on processing of personal data relating to a breach of anti-doping rules

Today, 14 September 2023, Advocate General Ćapeta issued her opinion in Case C-115/22 (NADA and Others), pending before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). Preliminary aspects: The applicability of the GDPR to the circumstances of the present case The AG confirms that the activities challenged by the applicant constitute processing of personal data wholly or partly carried o…
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CJEU delivers judgment on access and subsequent use of telecommunications-related personal data

On 07 September 2023, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) delivered its ruling in Case C-162/22 (Lietuvos Respublikos generalinė prokuratūra). In essence, the CJEU was asked for a preliminary ruling on the interpretation of Article 15 (1) of the ePrivacy Directive in a case where, in order to demonstrate the misconduct in office by the data subject, a public prosecutor, the comp…


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What are the personal data? A new CJEU case may settle things in a long dispute

Author: Iurie Cojocaru
As we all know, “personal data” represents information related to an identified or identifiable natural person. So how do you identify someone? By name or through an image, one would answer. But what happens when we do not know the name and the image of the person but we are able to …
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A lot to watch out for by data controllers this year

Author: Lavinia Lungeanu, Roxana Ionescu
Recently, the European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) has set out its priorities and published the Work Programme for 2023-2024 (“Work Programme”). For Romanian controllers and processors alike, it is important to match the priorities announced by EDPB with the ones hi…

Speaking engagements

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Roxana Ionescu – speaker at the online debate How to correctly apply the GDPR legislation in PR and Communication”

On Tuesday, July 18, 2023, Roxana Ionescu, Partner and Co-Head of NNDKP`s Data Protection practice, was a speaker at the online debate „How to correctly apply the GDPR legislation in PR and Communication”, organized by and the Romanian Public Relations Association (RPRA). Together with Catalin Hosu, President, RPRA, and the moderator of the event, Roxana touched upon the importa…
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Iurie Cojocaru – Speaker at the “Chat with ChatGPT” debate

Iurie Cojocaru, Partner and Co-head of the Data Protection practice, was one of the speakers in the “Chat with ChatGPT” debate, organized by on March 13, 2023. Iurie and the other guests invited to share their views on this new AI tool provided valuable insight into the data protection and privacy implications of using ChatGPT. More details about the event and the other speak…

Roxana Ionescu – speaker at the “GDPR – Data Privacy Observer” conference and recipient of the Excellence Award at the event gala

Roxana Ionescu, Partner and Head of NNDKP’s Data Protection practice, contributed to the works of the “GDPR – Data Privacy Observer” conference on 25 January 2023, with a presentation on how the interpretation of GDPR evolved in time and the impact this had in practice. Ciprian Paun, Partner and Co-Head of NNDKP Cluj office, was one of the opening speakers at the conference. The second e…