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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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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
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Presentations: Introduction to data protection

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

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Legal basisOffice presentation icon
Rights of data subjectsOffice presentation icon
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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.

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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08/12/2015
8
Dec
2015

The General Data Protection Regulation: Making the world a better place?

Keynote speech given by Giovanni Buttarelli at 'EU Data Protection 2015 Regulation Meets Innovation' event, San Francisco, United States

19/11/2015
19
Nov
2015

A Data Protection perspective on the Smart Borders Package

A Data Protection perspective on the Smart Borders Package - focusing on the possibility of law enforcement authorities’ access to border data, speech given by Giovanni Buttarelli at European Council, the Working Party on FRONTIERS, Brussels, Belgium

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28/10/2015
28
Oct
2015

A further step towards comprehensive EU data protection: EDPS recommendations for the police and justice sectors

The reform of the EU data protection rules is more urgent than ever, said the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), following the publication today of his Opinion on the proposed Directive for data protection in the police and justice sectors.

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18/05/2015
18
May
2015

Manchester, 18-20 May 2015

Resolution on meeting data protection expectations in the digital futurePDF icon
Resolution on the opening of a dedicated European Conference section on the CIRCABC platformPDF icon
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09/02/2015
9
Feb
2015

Newsletter Nr. 44

The February 2015 edition of the EDPS Newsletter covers the publication of the new EDPS Strategy 2015-2019, the appointment of the new team of Supervisors at the EDPS and many other EDPS activities.

08/12/2014
8
Dec
2014

EDPS Guidelines on conflicts of interest: data protection strengthens good public administration

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) encourages EU institutions and bodies (EU institutions) to balance transparency in the interests of the public and the data protection rights of individuals when managing the declarations of the conflicts of interest of people working for them. This balancing exercise can strengthen their efforts to foster the trust of the public as well as those who work for them.

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30/09/2014
30
Sep
2014

Impact Assessment Guidelines

EDPS Comments on the revision of the Commission's Impact Assessment Guidelines

15/09/2014
15
Sep
2014

EU Data Protection Law: The Review of Directive 95/46/EC and the Proposed General Data Protection Regulation

Article by Peter Hustinx based on a course given at the European University Institute's Academy of European Law in July 2013, it will be published in the "Collected Courses of the European University Institute's Academy of European Law, 24th Session on European Union Law, 1-12 July 2013"

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06/06/2014
6
Jun
2014

EDPS calls on the Council to make urgent progress on Data Protection Reform

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) fully appreciates the progress made by the Greek Presidency of the Council on the reform of the EU Data Protection legislation. In particular, we welcome the Council's objective of reaching a general position on the package so as to start negotiations with the Parliament well before the end of 2014.

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02/05/2014
2
May
2014

EDPS comments on the General Report on the activities of the European Union

EDPS comments in response to the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso on the General Report on the activities of the European Union

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