The Romanian government is preparing to implement the national health insurance electronic cards. Although the details in respect to such system are not yet available at least on a public level, it has been promised by government officials that the first electronic cards will be provided to individuals in January 2011.  To this end, the Romanian Government issued in September 2010 a decision by which the state owned National Printing Company is designated as the entity which will produce the national cards. The electronic cards shall contain at least the following personal data: identification data, personal numerical code, the number of requested medical services, medical diagnostics presenting vital risks, RH and blood type.  Despite the above mentioned public announcements, the national data privacy authority has not been yet requested to issue its opinion in respect to the system implied by the above mentioned project. The opinion of the national data privacy authority … Continue Reading ››