Our Opinions relate primarily to proposals for legislation and are addressed to the EU legislator (the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission), with the aim of flagging main data protection concerns together with our recommendations.
These Opinions are issued in response to requests by the Commission, which is legally obliged to seek our guidance on any legislative proposal, or draft implementing or delegated acts, as well as recommendations and proposals to the Council in the context of international agreements according to Article 42(1) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 where there is an impact on the protection of personal data. We also issue own-initiative opinions as part of our role as advisor on all matters relating to the processing of personal data.
EDPS Opinion 35/2023 on the Proposal for a Directive on ship-source pollution and on the introduction of penalties, including criminal penalties, for pollution offences
EDPS Opinion 33/2023 on the Proposal for a Regulation in matters relating to the protection of adults
EDPS Opinion 32/2023 on the Proposal for A Council Decision authorising Member States to become or remain parties to the Convention on the International Protection of Adults
EDPS Opinion 34/2023 on the Proposal for a Directive amending Directives (EU) 2009/65/EC, 2009/138/EC, 2011/61/EU, 2014/65/EU and (EU) 2016/97 as regards the Union retail investor protection rules.