- Published: September 30, 2019
As part of the “Capacity Building of the National Centre for Personal Data Protection of the Republic of Moldova” twinning project led by the IRZ, a study visit on data protection took place in Berlin on 23 and 24 September 2019. Participants in the study visit were parliamentarians from the Republic of Moldova and the Director of the National Centre for Personal Data Protection of the Republic of Moldova (NCPDP).
The delegation was welcomed to the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV) by Christian Lange, Parliamentary State Secretary at the BMJV. During the subsequent expert discussions, they were informed about legislative projects for the area of data protection in Germany and given an insight into the production and assessment of draft legislation, with a special emphasis on the balance between the interests of data protection and other rights.
The delegation had already visited the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community and the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information. At these institutions, the delegation held expert talks on the fundamentals and principles of data protection in Germany and Europe, discussed the influence of data protection on legal systems and talked about the relationship between data protection and the interests of the security authorities. The participants were also interested in the role and skills of the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection.
The trip to Germany was rounded off with a visit to the German Bundestag and an exchange of experiences with German parliamentarians.
The study visit will continue with a trip to Riga, where the Latvian Ministry of Justice, which has been supporting the twinning project as a junior partner since 2017, will present its experiences on the subject of data protection to the delegation.