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The Artificial Intelligence Act was signed into law

On 13 June 2024,  the Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act), which was formally adopted by the European Parliament on 13 March and approved by the European Council on 21 May, was finally signed into law. This information has been provided by the Citizens’ Enquiries Unit (AskEP) of the European Parliament. According to the legislative processes, the AI Act will officially enter into force 20 d…
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The Romanian DPA applies a EUR 2000 fine for unlawful cookie file storage on users’ devices

On 27 May 2024, the Romanian DPA announced a fine of the RON equivalent of 2000 EUR imposed against a controller in the real estate industry for violation of the GDPR as well as of Law 506/2004 on the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector. Namely, the controller was sanctioned for not providing identity information on its website along wi…
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New open infringement procedure against Romania for failure to implement the Data Governance Act

On 23 May 2024, the European Commission announced it has initiated infringement procedures against 18 Member States, including Romania, for failing to comply with the Data Governance Act (DGA). The Member States concerned - Belgium, Czechia, Germany, Estonia, Greece, France, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, and Sweden - either: …

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Trying to patch up an old law, the EDPB adopts a new ePrivacy guidance

Author: Iurie Cojocaru
It is hard to regulate technology. One of the reasons, amongst many others, is time. What you regulate today does not correspond to the technical landscape of tomorrow. Back in the first decade of 2000, when the ePrivacy Directive was adopted and amended, the European legislator did n…
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Romanian DPA Report – A Year in Review – 2022

Author: Iurie Cojocaru, Oxana Gorgan
Romanian DPA case studies – our top 5 picks 1. Refusal to provide the contractual clauses which represent the safeguard for the data transfer to a third country Case study: A data subject complained about the refusal of a financial banking institution to provide him with…
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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 …

Speaking engagements

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Iurie Cojocaru – speaker at the „GDPR – Data Privacy Observer 2024” conference

On January 25, Iurie Cojocaru, Partner and Head of the Data Protection Practice, was a speaker at the „GDPR – Data Privacy Observer 2024” conference. Iurie Cojocaru talked in the conference`s first session of discussions and shared information on the personal data protection requirements resulting from the EU`s Data Act, recently entered into force. Moreover, the third edition of the Romanian R…
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NNDKP organized an event dedicated to data protection

On Tuesday, November 21, NNDKP`s Data Protection practice organized an event focused on current issues in the field of data protection and security, an information and debate opportunity dedicated to clients. In an interactive discussion framework, the participants discussed topics of interest with NNDKP`s data protection team members and analyzed various situations encountered in practice, fac…
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Iurie Cojocaru – speaker at ZF Live

On Monday, November 6, Iurie Cojocaru, Partner and Head of the Data Protection Practice joined the ZF Live special edition, where he discussed together with Cristian Hostiuc about the ANSPDCP practice – favorite topics, the fields in which they have been applied sanctions and recommendations of the authority. The recording of the debate can be watched on Ziarul Financiar`s Facebook page. …

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