Anamaria Gheorghiu, Associate at Dragne & Asociatii, has been interviewed by the business publication Wall-street.ro on the controversial “Big Brother Law”, an initiative that has generated much debate in the Romanian society and media.
The “Big Brother Law” states that all electronic communications public networks and electronic communications providers must retain user data for six months and communicate to the abilitated institutions in cases of criminal investigations. The law was adopted by the Romanian Parliament as a European obligation, although three years ago the Romanian Constitutional Court had declared it unconstitutional.
Anamaria Gheorghiu discussed about the unconstitutionality of the law and about potential violations of fundamental rights and liberties, such as the right to privacy, the right to the secrecy of correspondence, and the presumption of innocence. She also commented on the means that could be used to prevent an abusive use of this law.Download [PDF, 449 KB]