Romanian PM Appears to Support €20m Fine for Journalists

Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila has decided to give her thoughts on the recent threat by Romanian authorities to impose a €20 million fine on investigative reporters who commit data violations. Dancila effectively doubled down on the threat by saying transgressions "need to be sanctioned" in accordance with European rules. Her comments follow threats last month by Romania's data protection chief to impose the large fine on the Rise Project, composed of investigative reporters digging into high-level political corruption in a case known as the #TeleormanLeaks.