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Data Breach

The Regulation 1725/2018 introduces a duty on all EU Institutions and bodies to report certain types of personal data breach to the EDPS. They must do this within 72 hours of becoming aware of the breach, where feasible.
If the breach is likely to result in a high risk of adversely affecting individuals’ rights and freedoms, they must also inform those individuals without undue delay. All EU institutions and bodies should ensure that they have the procedures that enable them  to detect a  breach, investigate, take the necessary corrective measures and report. They must keep a record of any personal data breaches, regardless of whether they are required to notify the EDPS.

 

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20
Apr
2022

Annual Report 2021

The EDPS Annual Report 2021 provides an overview of the EDPS’ supervisory activities that contribute to shaping Europe’s digital future. In particular, the Annual Report 2021 includes the EDPS’ work on international transfers of personal data; on COVID-19; on the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice; as well as the EDPS' legislative consultations and technology monitoring activities, to name a few examples.

The Executive Summary of the EDPS Annual Report 2021 will be made available in all official languages of the EU in due course.

Full text of Annual Report (PDF)
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Summary (PDF)
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Available languages: English
30
Jun
2021

Newsletter (87)

In newsletter #87, catch up on the latest EDPB - EDPS Joint Opinion on Artificial Intelligence; find out how you can learn more about data protection with the EDPS' new online training programme; read the EDPS' curated Case Law Digest on international transfers of personal data; and much more! 

6
May
2021

Personal Data Breaches in a Nutshell

 

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All EU institutions, offices, bodies and agencies process personal data to recruit staff, pay salaries or negotiate service contracts, for example. If this personal data is lost, stolen or obtained accidently or deliberately, it is a personal data breach. What can you do if a personal data breach occurs? When should the breach be communicated to individuals? This factsheet will help you deepen your knowledge on personal data breaches.

Available languages: German, English, French
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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

Summary (HTML): EN - FR - DE

Full text of Annual Report (PDF)
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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