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11/04/2017
11
Apr
2017

Necessity Toolkit

Necessity toolkit on assessing the necessity of measures that limit the fundamental right to the protection of personal data

19/10/2016
19
Oct
2016

Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Privacy and Data Protection

Background document for the 38th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners

16/06/2016
16
Jun
2016

Necessity

Developing a 'toolkit' for assessing the necessity of measures that interfere with fundamental rights

15/12/2015
15
Dec
2015

The EDPS as Supervisor of Large-Scale IT Systems

The EDPS as Supervisor of Large-Scale IT Systems and Member of Supervision Coordination Groups

14/07/2014
14
Jul
2014

Transfer of personal data to third countries

The transfer of personal data to third countries and international organisations by EU institutions and bodies

04/06/2014
4
Jun
2014

The EDPS as an advisor to EU institutions on policy and legislation

The EDPS as an advisor to EU institutions on policy and legislation: building on ten years of experience

23/11/2012
23
Nov
2012

Consultations in the field of Supervision and Enforcement

Policy on Consultations in the field of Supervision and Enforcement

24/03/2011
24
Mar
2011

Public access to documents and data protection

Transparency and data protection are both essential elements of democratic life in the EU, and both contribute to good governance. The interaction between these rights - i.e. the way in which to deal with public access to documents containing personal data - may however be perceived as difficult. Providing guidelines for the EU administration, the paper describes the two rights and their legal backgrounds. It also gives a list of examples and a checklist.

When dealing with these cases, it is imperative that the responsible officials make a concrete and individual examination of the specific document. Firstly, disclosure can only be refused if the privacy of an individual is at stake. Secondly, the negative effect of disclosure of someone's personal data must be substantial and thirdly it has to be examined if data protection legislation allows disclosure.

 

Public access to documents containing personal data after the Bavarian Lager rulingPDF icon
Background document PDF icon
Speech delivered at LIBE Committee on 12 July 2005PDF icon
Conclusions on releasing further information about lobbyists, 31 August 2006PDF icon
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13/12/2010
13
Dec
2010

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

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

28/04/2008
28
Apr
2008

The EDPS and EU Research and Technological Development

The EDPS and EU Research and Technological Development

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28/11/2005
28
Nov
2005

Data Protection Officer

Role of Data Protection Officers (DPO) in ensuring effective compliance with Regulation (EC) No 45/2001.

In this paper, the EDPS underlines how compliance with the Regulation in the institutions and bodies must be ensured at different levels. The DPO has a key role to play and the paper examines his/her functions and gives guidance on how they can best perform these tasks in an independent manner.

The EDPS stresses that all institutions and bodies need to appoint a DPO. However, this appointment does not in itself imply automatic compliance with the Regulation. Other obligations such as that of notifying processing operations to the DPO and subsequent notification by the DPO of sensitive processing operations to the EDPS for prior checking must be complied with.

18/03/2005
18
Mar
2005

The EDPS as an advisor to the Community institutions

The EDPS as an advisor to the Community institutions on proposals for legislation and related documents.

With this paper, the EDPS laid down his policy in the area of consultation on legislative proposals; one of his main tasks based on Articles 28(2) and 41 of Regulation 45/2001. The paper underlines the ambition to become an authoritative advisor who contributes to the quality of EU legislation.

Describing the scope of his advisory tasks, which extends to legal instruments in EU's third pillar, the paper also lays down the working methods and the main orientations of the EDPS. The EDPS does not only issue formal opinions on proposals adopted by the European Commission, but also plays a role in other stages of the legislative procedure.