Data Protection Day

On 28 January each year, member states of the Council of Europe and EU institutions celebrate Data Protection Day. It marks the anniversary of the Council of Europe’s data protection convention, known as “Convention 108”. It was the first binding international law concerning individuals’ rights to the protection of their personal data.

  • Watch the European Data Protection Supervisor's video to mark Data Protection Day 2023.
  • Read the op-ed by Wojciech Wiewiórowski published in Euractiv.
  • Read the article by Wojciech Wiewiórowski published in The Brussels Times.
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EDPS newsletter 100th edition

EDPS Newsletter #100

This Newsletter edition is a special one, as it is our 100th newsletter! That’s 100 newsletters written since 2005, in which we aim to bring you regular bite-size updates on the work we do to protect two of your fundamental rights: your rights to data protection and privacy. Read it here.

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Personal data and public safety

The EDPS has issued an Opinion on two legislative Proposals on the collection and transfer of advance passenger information (API), which includes air passengers’ personal data included in their travel documents (passport or identity cards) that is collected during check-in. Read Press Release & Opinion

Plenary Session of the EDPB, Participation of Wojciech Wiewiórowski (via a video link), Brussels, Belgium

Wojciech Wiewiórowski meeting with Dr Andrea Ammon, the Director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Stockholm, Sweden

12th Meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Group (JPSG) on the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol), Presentation by Wojciech Wiewiórowski, Stockholm, Sweden

ERA’s Annual Conference on Personal Data Protection Law 2023, Keynote speech by Wojciech Wiewiórowski, Brussels, Belgium

Wojciech Wiewiórowski meeting with Prof. Hanna Machińska, Former Polish Deputy Commissioner for Human Rights, Brussels, Belgium