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Charter of Fundamental Rights

Charter of Fundamental Rights

The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, which became legally binding in 2009, sets out the fundamental rights protected in the EU in a single document. Those rights designed to uphold the Dignity, Freedoms, Equality, Solidarity, Citizens' Rights and Justice of individuals in the EU are inalienable and universal. The rights include the right to privacy and the right to data protection which serve as the foundation to the work of the EDPS.

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11/11/2020
11
Nov
2020

'Digital Health 2020 - EU on the Move' - Wojciech Wiewiórowski

Speech by Wojciech Wiewiórowski delivered at the 'Digital Health 2020 - EU on the Move' Panel, as part of an event organised by the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union (via video link), Brussels, Belgium

28/10/2020
28
Oct
2020

EDPS Opinion on the proposal for an amendment of Council Directive 2011/16/EU relating to administrative cooperation in the field of taxation

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.

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15/10/2020
15
Oct
2020

Global Privacy Assembly Closed Session 2020 - At your desk

Global Privacy Assembly Closed Session 2020 - At your desk

When: 13-15 October 2020

Where: Online session

The newly renamed Global Privacy Assembly (formerly known as International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners - ICDPPC) took place this year 2020 during the period from October the 13th to October the 15th. This year's event wasn't immune to the COVID-19 pandemic currently occurring. Consequently the place of the event, which initially was planned to be held in Mexico City, had to be changed to a virtual setting, making it the first time that such an occasion was organized online.

Following you can find the resolutions adopted during this year's GPA:

 

Resolution on Facial Recognition TechnologyPDF icon
Resolution on the Role of Personal Data Protection in International Development Aid, International Humanitarian Aid and Crisis ManagementPDF icon
Resolution on Accountability in the Development and Use of Artificial IntelligencePDF icon
Resolution on the Privacy and Data Protection Challenges arising from the COVID-19 PandemicPDF icon
Resolution on Joint Statements on Emerging IssuesPDF icon
03/07/2020
3
Jul
2020

EDPS comments on the model working arrangements between the European and Coast Guard Agency and the authorities of third countries

EDPS comments on the model for working arrangements to be concluded by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency with the authorities of third countries.

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07/11/2019
7
Nov
2019

EDPS calls for a pragmatic and balanced approach in the fight against crime

In a world transformed by new technologies, it is vital to ensure that law enforcement and judicial authorities have access to the necessary information and tools that are effective in the fight against terrorism and other crimes.

06/11/2019
6
Nov
2019

Electronic evidence in criminal matters

Opinion on Proposals regarding European Production and Preservation Orders for electronic evidence in criminal matters

13/09/2019
13
Sep
2019

Service of documents and taking of evidence in civil or commercial matters

Opinion on the revision of the EU Regulations on service of documents and taking of evidence in civil or commercial matters

17/05/2019
17
May
2019

Interview: Technology between opportunity and privacy - Giovanni Buttarelli

Giovanni Buttarelli discusses data protection issues relating to facial recognition on RSIonline (Italian).

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18/12/2018
18
Dec
2018

Commission Package on free and fair European elections

EDPS Opinion on the Commission Package on free and fair European elections

03/07/2018
3
Jul
2018

EDPS comments on the proposal for a Directive on copyright

Comments of the European Data Protection Supervisor on Article 13 of the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on copyright in the Digital Single Market.

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19/03/2018
19
Mar
2018

Online manipulation and personal data

Opinion on online manupulation and personal data.

12/05/2017
12
May
2017

Newsletter Nr. 51

The May 2017 edition of the EDPS Newsletter covers recently adopted Opinions on data protection and the EU institutions, digital content and the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS), as well as many other EDPS activities.

19/12/2016
19
Dec
2016
Other Documents

Presentations: Introduction to data protection

DPO Corner: Introduction to data protection, legal basis, rights of data subjects, transfers of data, prior checking procedures.

Introduction to data protectionOffice presentation icon
Controller ProcessorOffice presentation icon
Legal basisOffice presentation icon
Rights of data subjectsOffice presentation icon
Transferts Office presentation icon
Prior checking procedureOffice presentation icon
TransfertsOffice presentation icon
04/11/2016
4
Nov
2016

"Les données personnelles: entre protection et exploitation"

Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli at the Autumn School 2016 on the EU, University of Laval, Québec, Canada

18/10/2016
18
Oct
2016

Marrakesh

Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Privacy and Data Protection - 38th International Conference of Data Protection and PrivacyPDF icon
Resolution for the Adoption of an International Competency Framework on Privacy EducationPDF icon
International Competency Framework for school students on data protection and privacyPDF icon
Resolution on Developing New Metrics of Data Protection RegulationPDF icon
Resolution on Human Rights DefendersPDF icon
Resolution on International Enforcement CooperationPDF icon
23/09/2016
23
Sep
2016

Statement: The coherent enforcement of fundamental rights in the age of Big Data

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), Giovanni Buttarelli, has announced that he intends to set up a Digital Clearing House to promote more coherent enforcement of EU rules.  In a new Opinion, Coherent enforcement of fundamental rights in the age of big data, published today, he drew attention to the mounting concern at concentration of market power and personal data in fewer and fewer hands, with the internet experience characterised by ‘walled gardens’ and take-it-or-leave-it data use policies. 

22/09/2016
22
Sep
2016

Migration, security and fundamental rights: A critical challenge for the EU

As the EU searches for the best approach to secure its borders, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) said that citizens must be assured that the proposals put forward are effective, but that they also respect data protection laws.

26/05/2016
26
May
2016

Budapest, 26 - 27 May 2016

Resolution on new frameworks of cooperationPDF icon
Resolution on trans-border flows of personal dataPDF icon
19/04/2016
19
Apr
2016

Ethics at the Root of Privacy and as the Future of Data Protection

Address given by Giovanni Buttarelli at event hosted by Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and the MIT Internet Policy Initiative and the MIT Media Lab

11/12/2015
11
Dec
2015

Data protection as a bulwark for digital democracy

Keynote speech by Giovanni Buttarelli at the 6th International e-Democracy 2015 Conference on Citizen rights in the world of the new computing paradigms, Athens, Greece

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