The opinion is an important instrument of the EDPS, both in his supervisory role and as advisor on proposals for EU legislation.
An opinion is issued on compliance of a processing operation with Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 and to make recommendations to the institution or body concerned. Such opinions are published on the EDPS website (Supervision section).
Opinions on proposals for EU legislation give a full analysis of the proposal from the perspective of data protection and may be discussed in the European Parliament and the Council. Such opinions are published in the C version of the Official Journal of the European Union and on the EDPS website (Consultation section). The EDPS adopts opinions on proposals for EU legislation and also on related instruments (communications, international agreements, comitology tools).