European Data Protection Supervisor
Necessity toolkit on assessing the necessity of measures that limit the fundamental right to the protection of personal data
Background document for the 38th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners
Developing a 'toolkit' for assessing the necessity of measures that interfere with fundamental rights
The EDPS as Supervisor of Large-Scale IT Systems and Member of Supervision Coordination Groups
The transfer of personal data to third countries and international organisations by EU institutions and bodies
The EDPS as an advisor to EU institutions on policy and legislation: building on ten years of experience
Policy on Consultations in the field of Supervision and Enforcement
Monitoring and Ensuring Compliance with Regulation (EC) 45/2001
The EDPS and EU Research and Technological Development
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.
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.