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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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19
Apr
2021

Annual Report 2020

The year 2020 was unique for the world and, by extension, for the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS). Like many other organisations, the EDPS had to adapt its working methods as an employer, but also its work since the COVID-19 health crisis strengthened the call for the protection of individuals' privacy. 

This Annual Report provides an insight into all EDPS activities in 2020. 

The Executive Summary of the EDPS Annual Report 2020 will be made available in all official languages of the EU in due course. 

HTML Version: EN

Full text of Annual Report (PDF)
Available languages: English
Summary (PDF)
Available languages: Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Estonian, Greek, English, Spanish, French, Irish, Croatian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Finnish, Swedish
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

Available languages: English
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.

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 Technology
Available languages: English
Resolution on the Role of Personal Data Protection in International Development Aid, International Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management
Available languages: English
Resolution on Accountability in the Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence
Available languages: English
Resolution on the Privacy and Data Protection Challenges arising from the COVID-19 Pandemic
Available languages: English
Resolution on Joint Statements on Emerging Issues
Available languages: English