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Ramona Chitu

Senior Associate

Ramona joined our firm in early 2017 and is currently a member of our TMT and Data Privacy teams. A spirited and brilliant lawyer, with a prominent role in our team, Ramona currently assists clients from various industries, with a particular focus on the technology, advertising and media sectors.

Her extensive experience in various practice areas, such as commercial, consumer protection, life sciences, intellectual property, IT& telecommunications, advertising and media, as well as data protection, led her to forward-thinking and an innovative mindset, providing a problem-solving approach for clients operating in a range of industries by assisting them from a legal perspective to ensure they are making the most of their assets.

Ramona advises both national and international companies on a wide range of issues including data protection audits, software applications development, copyright securing and enforcement of intellectual property rights, consumer protection compliance, social media, e-commerce and advertising matters, as well as drafting and negotiating various agreements, including franchises, IP assignments, as well as data transfers.

Moreover, Ramona is a certified Data Protection Officer and recently obtain her certification from IAPP as a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E). Therefore, she understands that privacy is a differentiator in today’s information economy. She offers legal advice on numerous safeguarding data issues, ensuring the companies’ compliance with the GDPR requirements whilst making sure data subjects’ rights are being preserved.

Additionally, she provides assistance with drafting and implementing the necessary documents and notifications to and in relation with the National Supervisory Authority for Personal Data Processing.

Last but not least, she has been a certified mediator since 2013 and an active member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

 

LANGUAGES

Romanian - English - Hebrew - Turkish - Italian - French

 

EDUCATION

2022 - Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E)

International Association of Privacy Professionals

2021 – Certified Data Protection Officer

PwC Romania

2013 - Certified Mediator

Pro Medierea Association

2013 – Bachelor’s Degree, Law and Public Administration

Faculty “Spiru Haret” University, Bucharest

2012 – Master’s Degree, European Studies Sciences, National School of Political and Administrative Studies

Bucharest

2009 – Bachelor’s Degree, Public Administration Faculty, School of Political and Administrative studies

Bucharest

 

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE:

  • Advised a leading global company acting in the field of fashion and performance lifestyle footwear in regards with data privacy, consumers rights and e-commerce matters for a customers’ loyalty project.
  • Advised World Class Romania in relation to a breach of its personal data policy and the related investigation carried out by the Romanian National Supervisory Authority for Personal Data Processing, as well as in implementing the necessary corrective measures.
  • Advised a global social network platform created for short videos with respect to implementing new advertising and marketing features on the application.
  • Advised one of the world's leading manufacturers of heating, cooling and renewable energy systems for residential and commercial buildings and prepared all documentation related to innovative digital tools for contractors and users designed for the systems’ remote services.
  • Advised the Romanian branch of a RegTech company that offers anti-money laundering technology through the use of artificial intelligence, machine learning and natural language processing on privacy issues associated with the employee recruitment process, in particular on identity checks, to help organisations manage risk obligations and counteract financial crime.
  • Advised Selfd.id, a Romanian cybersecurity deep tech start-up, with the necessary documentation on data privacy and implementation of GDPR compliance measures on client platforms, in connection with the development of tools and processes based on self-sovereign identity technology and verifiable credentials.
  • Advised one of the world leaders in global digital business transformation focused on digital technologies and big data analytics in connection with the transfer of personal data to US, preparing all the contractual framework.
  • Provided assistance for risk analysis from a data privacy perspective, related to the use of dash cameras connected to the application of one of the largest car manufacturers, used for timing races, monitoring drivers’ reactions and race efficiency in terms of fuel consumption and use of digital functions, as well as recommendations and documentation for implementation.
  • Advised Drop&Go, a Romanian start-up, who created and developed the first local laundry/dry-cleaning app, with the documentation regarding the protection of their intellectual property rights, as well as all aspects related to data privacy.
  • Advised a global pharmaceutical company specialized in developing innovative treatments for brain diseases with various data privacy issues, such as data transfers outside EU/ EEA providing the necessary documentation under the new Standard Contractual Clauses, data protection impact assessments, documentation regarding the controller-processor relation, as well as notification of the DPO to the Romanian National Supervisory Authority for Personal Data Processing.
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