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02/07/2020
2
Jul
2020

Outcome of own-initiative investigation into EU institutions’ use of Microsoft products and services

This paper presents the issues raised by the EDPS’ own-initiative investigation into European institutions’, bodies’, offices’ and agencies’ (‘EU institutions’) use of Microsoft products and services. These findings and recommendations from the investigation are likely to be of wider interest than just of the EU institutions: they may be of particular interest to all public authorities in EU/EEA Member States.

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24/06/2020
24
Jun
2020

14 misunderstandings with regard to biometric identification and authentication

Joint paper of the Spanish data protection authority, Agencia Española de Protección de Datos (AEPD), and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) on 14 misunderstandings with regard to biometric identification and authentication.

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08/05/2020
8
May
2020

Monitoring and enforcing compliance with Regulation (EU) 2018/1725

The EDPS’ role is to ensure effective protection of people’s fundamental rights and freedoms against the (mis)use of technologies, in particular in relation to the processing of personal data by the EU institutions, bodies, offices and agencies (collectively ‘EUIs’). More specifically, under Article 57 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 on data protection for the EUIs, one of our main tasks is to ‘monitor and enforce the application of this Regulation’. This paper explains how we will act in that role, explaining both to individuals whose data EUIs process (the data subjects) and the EUIs themselves what they can expect from us as the supervisory authority for EUI’s processing of personal data and what we expect EUIs to do.

07/05/2020
7
May
2020

Policy on Consultations and Authorisations in the Field of Supervision and Enforcement

Replying to consultations from EU institutions, bodies, offices and agencies ('EUIs') in their capacity as controllers (organisations processing personal data) is one of the tasks of the EDPS as supervisory authority for the EUIs. Under Regulation (EU) 2018/1725, the data protection regulation for the EUIs, there are several situations in which EUIs can or have to consult the EDPS. In some cases, EUIs may want to obtain additional guidance on specific questions they face from the EDPS, while in others, they are obliged to consult (and in some cases, obtain authorisation from) the EDPS. This document provides practical tips on consulting the EDPS and on what kind of reply to expect.

04/11/2019
4
Nov
2019

Introduction to the hash function as a personal data pseudonymisation technique

Joint paper of the Spanish data protection authority, Agencia española de protección de datos (AEPD), and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) on hash techniques in data processing activities as a safeguard for personal data.

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30/09/2018
30
Sep
2018

Data Protection Officer

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

06/09/2018
6
Sep
2018
17/11/2017
17
Nov
2017

Interoperability of information systems

Reflection paper on the interoperability of information systems in the area of Freedom, Security and Justice

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
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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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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.