On the 26th of June The Metropolitan Palace hosted the first work meeting of the Synod Commission for moral and social issues, instituted the day before by the decision of the Synod of the Orthodox Church of Moldova.
The event started with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Vladimir, who expressed optimism regarding the activity of this body and the perspective for its contribution and promotion of certain moral and spiritual norms that characterize the Moldovan society.
At the same time, the Metropolitan greeted the presence in the Commission of persons from the theological and laic environment who have already proved to be good Christians and promoters of national and church values.
During its work meeting, the commission determined the directions of activity and decisions implementation mechanisms, highlighted the most acute problems faced by the society in areas like juvenile justice, automatic collection of personal data, identification of citizens, etc.
On Friday, 22nd June 2012, the Parliament of theRepublic ofMoldova adopted in the first hearing the Draft Law No. 901, modifying the evidence of persons to whom the IDNP was not attributed on religious background, and introducing compulsory automatic collection of personal data.
The Commission on moral and social issues expressed concern regarding any compulsory automatic personal data collection: “We consider that the automatic ciphered identifier allows for total control over a human being, without the person’s consent. It limits the person’s freedom, transforming a human being from the subject of social relations into an object of automatic direction”, – states the Commission’s resolution.
As for biometric data collection systems, the Commission stated: “We consider unacceptable the use of biometric data of a human being, made for the purpose of his identification. We can’t accept implantation of micro- and nano-electronic devices into the body and brain of a human being, imprinting of any signs on the body of a human being, regardless of the system of personal data collection and processing”.
To protect Christians from the application of automatic controlling and data collecting systems in the future, the Commission stated in its resolution: “We consider unacceptable the introduction and implementation in the Republic of Moldova of international treaties and agreements contradicting national traditions and values of the local population”.