A new Romanian law permits the government to obtain ‒ with a court’s authorization ‒ communications traffic data, equipment identification data, and location information.  The data can be requested by courts, prosecutors, or agencies responsible for national security and defense.  Providers must turn over the requested data within 48 hours.  The new law also provides that service providers must erase or render anonymous their subscribers’ traffic data when that data is no longer needed for the transmission of a communication, but no later than three years after the communication.  It also enables the government to request that providers preserve traffic data, equipment identification data, or location information for up to five years.  Though dubbed “Big Brother” by Romanian media, the law seems to be a rather commonplace lawful access measure.