Change of the notification period in relation to misdemeanor minutes

Starting with 1 February 2015, the legislative enactment changing the legal status of misdemeanor became effective, within the meaning that the notification period in relation to the minutes ascertaining and penalizing misdemeanors shall be doubled, and amount to two months as of the date when the penalty was imposed.

Ordinance no. 5/2015 amending certain periods referred to in Government Ordinance no. 2/2001 on the legal status of misdemeanors was published in Official Gazette of Romania, Part I no. 78 of 29 January 2015

The law on cybernetic security is unconstitutional

On 21 January 2015, the Constitutional Court admitted the exception for unconstitutionality and ascertained that the Law on cybernetic security of Romania is unconstitutional, as a whole. The Court noted that the said law breaches the constitutional provisions relating to the rule of law, the principle of separation of powers, and the principle of legality, free access to justice and the right to a fair trial, respectively, the right to intimacy, family life and privacy, and the right to the privacy of correspondence.