European Data Protection Supervisor
EDPS preliminary opinion on the European Commission's Communication on "A European strategy for data" and the creation of a common space in the area of health, namely the European Health Data Space ('EHDS').
EDPS Opinion on the European Commission proposal for temporary derogations from Directive 2002/58/EC for the purpose of combatting child sexual abuse online.
With this Opinion, issued pursuant to Article 42(1) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725, the EDPS puts forward recommendations aiming at minimizing the impact of a Commission’s legislative proposal amending Directive 2011/16/EU on administrative cooperation in the field of taxation on the fundamental right to privacy and to the protection of personal data of individuals. These recommendations are intended to ensure compliance with the applicable data protection legal framework, while avoiding jeopardizing the efficacy and efficiency of the administrative action on the fight against tax evasion.
EDPS Opinion on the European Commission’s action plan for a comprehensive Union policy on preventing money laundering and terrorism financing
In February 2020, as a part of a wider package of strategic documents, the European Commission published a White Paper on “Artificial Intelligence: A European approach to excellence and trust”.
This Opinion presents the EDPS views on the White Paper as a whole, as well as on certain specific aspects, such as the proposed risk-based approach, the enforcement of AI regulation or the specific requirements for the remote biometric identification (including facial recognition).
The EDPS recommendations in this opinion aim at clarifying and, where necessary, further developing the safeguards and controls with respect to protection of personal data.
On 16 June 2020 the European Data Protection Supervisor adopted Opinion 3/2020 on the European strategy for data. The Strategy has been published by the European Commission on 19 February 2020 and is part of a wider package of strategic documents, including also a Communication on Shaping Europe’s digital future and a White Paper on Artificial Intelligence.
EDPS Opinion on Opening of negotiations for a new partnership with the UK.
The objective of the negotiations is to establish a partnership between the Union, and Euratom where relevant, and the United Kingdom, that is comprehensive and covers areas of interest outlined in the Political Declaration. Such partnership would be composed of three main parts: general provisions, containing inter alia the underlying principles and basis for cooperation as well as the governance provisions, an economic partnership and a security partnership.
EDPS Opinion on the negotiating mandate to conclude an international agreement on the exchange of personal data between Europol and New Zealand law enforcement authorities
Opinion on Proposals regarding European Production and Preservation Orders for electronic evidence in criminal matters
Opinion on the negotiating mandate of an Agreement between the EU and Japan for the transfer and use of Passenger Name Record data
Opinion on the revision of the EU Regulations on service of documents and taking of evidence in civil or commercial matters
EDPB-EDPS Joint Opinion 1/2019 on the processing of patients’ data and the role of the European Commission within the eHealth Digital Service infrastructure (eHDSI)
EDPB-EDPS Joint Response to the LIBE Committee on the impact of the US Cloud Act on the European legal framework for personal data protection
EDPS Opinion on the negotiating mandate of an EU-US agreement on cross-border access to electronic evidence
EDPS Opinion regarding the participation in the negotiations in view of a Second Additional Protocol to the Budapest Cybercrime Convention
EDPS Opinion on two legislative Proposals relating to combatting VAT Fraud.
EDPS Opinion on the Commission Package on free and fair European elections
EDPS Opinion on the Proposal for a new Regulation on the Visa Information System
The Opinion outlines the position of the EDPS on the legislative package entitled: “A New Deal for Consumers” that is composed of the Proposal for a Directive as regards better enforcement and modernisation of EU consumer protection rules and the Proposal for a Directive on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers.