Romania scored 2.9 out of 5 on privacy putting it joint fourth place among countries like Poland and Latvia, reads a study conducted by Comparitech, which explores privacy laws and surveillance levels across 47 countries to determine how well nations are protecting their citizens.
The authors of the survey mention that a score of 2.9 means only some safeguards are in place therefore considerable room for improvement still exists.
“Not one country is consistent in protecting the privacy of its citizens, most are actively surveilling their citizens, and only five could be deemed to have <adequate safeguards.. In the EU, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is helping improve privacy laws, on the whole. However, it doesn’t prevent some countries from entering into agreements that encroach on residents’ privacy through data sharing with other countries, e.g. the Treaty of Prüm. It doesn’t stop some countries from increasing their use of biometric surveillance, either,” the study argues.