European Data Protection Supervisor
European Data Protection Supervisor

Inquiries

Inquiries

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Inquiries
We conduct inquiries on our own initiative or on the basis of a complaint. We have extensive powers to access personal data, information and documents which are necessary for our inquiries and to access premises, in case an on-site investigation is needed.

An inquiry can be of a general nature, such as our survey on compliance with data protection rules in the EU institutions, which we conduct every two years.

We also conduct more targeted inquiries on specific subjects, for instance, video surveillance in the EU institutions.

In general, our reports on general and targeted inquiries are public.

Some of our inquiries are conducted to investigate complaints or issues that have been brought to our attention. In order to respect the confidentiality of complaints, we do not make the findings of such inquiries public, for example, verifying if an institution correctly provided a complainant with access to her personal data by physically checking their files.

Filters

28/11/2017
28
Nov
2017

General Report "Survey 2017"

General Report on "Measuring compliance with data protection rules in EU institutions" ("Survey 2017")

21/01/2016
21
Jan
2016

General Report "Survey 2015"

General Report on "Measuring compliance with Regulation (EC) 45/2001 in EU institutions ("Survey 2015")

24/01/2014
24
Jan
2014

General Report "Survey 2013"

General Report on "Measuring compliance with Regulation (EC) 45/2001 in EU institutions ("Survey 2013")"

25/01/2013
25
Jan
2013

Survey on the function of Data Protection Coordinators

General Report on "Survey on the function of Data Protection Coordinators at the European Commission"

17/12/2012
17
Dec
2012

Report on the Status of Data Protection Officers (DPOs)

EDPS Report on the Status of Data Protection Officers - Monitoring compliance of EU institutions and bodies with Article 24 of Regulation (EC) 45/2001
23/01/2012
23
Jan
2012

General Report "Survey 2011"

General Report on "Measuring compliance with Regulation (EC) 45/2001 in EU institutions and bodies (“Survey 2011”)"

04/10/2011
4
Oct
2011

Proportionality of the information collected by the European Commission when awarding funding to European projects

Letter concerning the proportionality of the information collected by the European Commission when awarding funding to projects carried out by national public bodies and/or private companies.

13/12/2010
13
Dec
2010

Monitoring and Ensuring Compliance with Regulation (EC) 45/2001

Monitoring and Ensuring Compliance with Regulation (EC) 45/2001, Policy Paper

22/06/2009
22
Jun
2009

General report "Spring 2009"

Rapport général concernant l'"évaluation du respect du règlement (CE) n° 45/2001 au sein des institutions et organes de l'UE"

14/05/2008
14
May
2008

General report "Spring 2007"

General report on "Measuring compliance with Regulation (EC) 45/2001 in EU institutions and bodies"

According to Article 41, paragraph 2 of Regulation (EC) 45/2001, the European Data Protection Supervisor is responsible for monitoring and ensuring the application of the Regulation. In March 2007, the EDPS launched a procedure known as "Spring 2007" as part of an effort to measure compliance with the Regulation in the various institutions and agencies and to take stock of the progress made so far.

01/02/2007
1
Feb
2007