European Data Protection Supervisor
European Data Protection Supervisor

Guidelines

Guidelines

Guidelines

Since the data protection implications of some functions common to all EU institutions, bodies and agencies are similar, we publish guidelines on specific subjects, such as recruitment, appraisals, use of IT equipment in the workplace and disciplinary procedures.  

These consolidate our guidance from our prior check Opinions, consultations and also include relevant guidance by the Article 29 Working Party and the case law of the European courts.

Our guidelines may be a useful source of inspiration for other organisations outside the EU institutions or may supplement the guidance offered by national data protection authorities.

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18/11/2016
18
Nov
2016

Administrative Inquiries and Disciplinary Procedures

Guidelines on processing personal information in administrative inquiries and disciplinary proceedings

07/11/2016
7
Nov
2016

Mobile Applications

Guidelines on the protection of personal data processed by mobile applications provided by European Union institutions

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07/11/2016
7
Nov
2016

Web Services

Guidelines on the protection of personal data processed through web services provided by EU institutions

18/07/2016
18
Jul
2016

Whistleblowing Procedure

Guidelines on processing personal information within a whistleblowing procedure

21/03/2016
21
Mar
2016

Security Measures for Personal Data Processing

Guidance on Security Measures for Personal Data Processing - Article 22 of Regulation 45/2001

17/12/2015
17
Dec
2015

Mobile Devices

Guidelines on the protection of personal data in mobile devices used by European institutions (Mobile devices guidelines)

16/12/2015
16
Dec
2015

Electronic Communications

Guidelines on personal data and electronic communications in the EU institutions (eCommunications guidelines)

08/12/2014
8
Dec
2014

Conflicts of Interest

Guidelines on the processing of personal data with regard to the management of conflicts of interest in EU institutions and bodies

25/02/2014
25
Feb
2014

Rights of Individuals

Guidelines on the Rights of Individuals with regard to the Processing of Personal Data

02/12/2013
2
Dec
2013

Video-Surveillance - Follow-up

Follow-up Report to the 2010 EDPS Video-Surveillance Guidelines

23/06/2013
23
Jun
2013

Public Procurement, Grants and External Experts

Guidelines on processing of personal data in the context of Public Procurement, Grants as well as Selection and Use of External Experts

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20/12/2012
20
Dec
2012

Leave and Flexitime

Guidelines concerning the processing of personal data in the area of leave and flexitime

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15/07/2011
15
Jul
2011

Staff Evaluation

Guidelines on evaluation of statutory staff in the context of annual appraisal, probation, promotion or regarding certification and attestation (2011-042)

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18/02/2011
18
Feb
2011

Anti-harassment procedures in European institutions and bodies

Guidelines concerning the processing of personal data during the selection of confidential counsellors and the informal procedures for cases of harassment in European institutions and bodies

29/07/2010
29
Jul
2010

Tasks, duties and powers of the Data Protection Officer (Article 24.8)

Guidelines concerning implementing rules concerning the tasks, duties and powers of the Data Protection Officer (Article 24.8)

17/03/2010
17
Mar
2010

Video-surveillance

EDPS Video-surveillance Guidelines

Frequently asked questions on video-surveillance: prior checking by the EDPS, 17 March 2010PDF icon
Follow-up to the EDPS video-surveillance guidelines: summary of preliminary recommendations in nine prior checking proceduresPDF icon
Letter of 3 September 2010 concerning Video-cameras at the waiting room to the Council's medical facilitiesPDF icon
28/09/2009
28
Sep
2009

Health data at work

Guidelines concerning the processing of health data in the workplace by Community institutions and bodies

07/07/2009
7
Jul
2009

Consultation on the EDPS video-surveillance guidelines

The EDPS published the first consultation draft of his video-surveillance guidelines. Data Protection Officers of the European institutions and bodies and other stakeholders were invited to comment on these guidelines by 15 September 2009. The EDPS held a workshop on 30 September with a view to elicit further feedback to improve the draft Guidelines and increase cooperation to ensure compliance with data protection principles.

EDPS video-surveillance guidelines, consultation draftPDF icon
Workshop of 30 September 2009: AgendaPDF icon
Workshop of 30 September 2009: Welcome address by Giovanni ButtarelliPDF icon
Summary of comments received, 17 March 2010PDF icon
Workshop of 30 September 2009: OverviewPDF icon
10/10/2008
10
Oct
2008

Staff recruitment

Guidelines concerning the processing operations in the field of staff recruitment