The Romanian DPA published its 2020 Annual Report


On 6 August 2021, the Romanian DPA published a press release announcing the issuance of its 2020 Annual Report (the “Report”).

The Report contains a synthetic presentation of the Romanian DPA’s activity during 2020, as well as statistical benchmarks, including graphics compared to previous years. Also, it includes case-law regarding the investigation activity, as well as the most relevant points of view issued by the Romanian DPA.

In a nutshell, the key numbers for the Romanian DPA’s activities performed over 2020 include:

  • 5,082 complaints received (down from 5,808 in the previous year);
  • 194 data breach notifications (down from 233 in the previous year);
  • 694 new investigations opened (down from 912 in the previous year);
  • 29 fines amounting to a total of RON 892,115.95;
  • 64 warnings issued and 65 corrective measures applied;
  • 127 pending court cases in various procedural stages (down from 207 in the previous year);
  • 65 opinions issued on draft normative acts;
  • 1,151 requests received for points of view on matters related to the protection of personal data;
  • 56 requests handled in the context of cooperation with other supervisory authorities in the European Union for ensuring mutual assistance.

The press release is available here and the 2020 Annual Report is available here (both available only in Romanian).