Welcome to the EDPS Reference Library! This virtual library is a gateway to a wealth of information on a selection of subjects covered in the course of our supervision of the EU institutions and bodies.
Clicking on one of the topics below will take you to a summary of key points about that subject. For those of you interested in more detailed information, the summary also includes links to other relevant documents.
We hope you find this library a useful source of information on our supervision work. We will endeavour to update each topic regularly.
This initiative is part of the EDPS Strategy 2015-2019 to:
To help the EU institutions to fulfil their data protection obligations under the law, we regularly issue guidance papers (thematic guidelines, papers, opinions, consultations and decisions). While these are in principle aimed at the EU institutions, anyone interested in data protection might find them useful; the Data Protection Regulation applicable to the EU institutions Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 is similar in many respects to the data protection Directive (EC) 95/46, which is implemented into the national laws of EU Member States, as well as in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.