European Data Protection Supervisor
European Data Protection Supervisor

Data Protection Officer

Data Protection Officer

Each EU institution, body or agency (EU institutions) has appointed a data protection officer (DPO). It is the DPO's duty to ensure in an independent manner the internal application of the data protection rules applicable to the EU institution. This also involves other tasks such as ensuring that controllers and individuals (data subjects) are informed of their rights and obligations, and cooperating with the EDPS at his request or on their own initiative. A list of data protection officers can be found on the EDPS website.

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09/09/2020
9
Sep
2020

EDPS comments on the draft implementing rules on the Data Protection Officer at Eurojust (Case 2020-0710)

These comments refer to the draft implementing rules on the Data Protection Officer (DPO) at Eurojust ('the draft rules'). Our comments refer to the document submitted on 24 July 2020.

03/09/2020
3
Sep
2020

EDPS comments to the EIB concerning the DPO implementing rules and the procedure for the exercise of data subjects’ rights

EDPS comments to the EIB concerning the DPO implementing rules and the procedure for the exercise of data subjects' rights (Case 2020-0683)

Thursday, 28 May, 2020
28
May
2020

Newsletter (N°
80
)

In this edition of the EDPS Newsletter we cover the EDPS consultation on transfers of personal data, the virtual visit at the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the new TechDispatch on contact tracing and mobile apps, the 47th DPO virtual meeting among other topics.
14/11/2019
14
Nov
2019

46th Meeting of the Data Protection Officers and the EDPS

46th Meeting of the Data Protection Officers of the EU institutions and the European Data Protection Supervisor, Historical Archives of the European Union, Florence, Italy

AgendaPDF icon
DPO Newsletter and Survey ResultsPDF icon
Case Study on Cookies and Consent + solutionPDF icon
Archives and data protectionPDF icon
ITP State of PlayPDF icon
Data Protection in Mobile AppsPDF icon
Case Discussion on ArchivingPDF icon
Case Discussion on Archiving Scene SetterPDF icon
Case Study on IT ContractsPDF icon
Hand Out for Case Study on IT ContractsPDF icon
25/02/2019
25
Feb
2019

Being a Data Protection Officer in the public sector: the EU side of things

EDPS Podcast 'Being a Data Protection Officer in the public sector: the EU side of things' by Ute Kallenberger. Coversation with Barbara Eggl, Data Protection Officer at the European Central Bank (ECB).

Listen to podcast here.

21/11/2018
21
Nov
2018

Factsheet 5 - What to expect when we inspect

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Inspections are one of the tools used by the EDPS to ensure that the EU institutions and bodies comply with the rules set out in Regulation (EU) 2018/1725. EDPS Factsheet 5 provides information on what to expect if the EDPS carries out an inspection at your institution.

01/10/2018
1
Oct
2018

EDPS training in Luxembourg: New EU data protection rules in your daily work

Dates: 1 and 2 October 2018

Location: Court of Justice, Luxembourg

The law applicable to EU institutions and bodies when they process personal data of individuals is about to change. The new Regulation will come into effect in 2018 (repealing the existing Regulation (EC) 45/2001) and has significant implications for all those dealing with personal data in their work.

As part of the EDPS training campaign for EU institutions, EDPS staff will deliver two practical training sessions for EU staff members working in Luxemburg. The course gives you a practical overview of data protection principles, your institution's accountability in practice, how to embed data protection principles in new procedures and projects, what to do in case of personal data breaches, how to ensure data protection compliance in procurement procedures and much more. This course aims to help you prepare for these new rules.

More information and registration for EU staff members working in Luxembourg through EU learn.

Wednesday, 8 November, 2017
8
Nov
2017

Newsletter (N°
54
)

In the October 2017 edition of the EDPS Newsletter we cover the theme for the 2018 International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, our priorities for the next 12 months, and our ongoing training in preparation for the new Regulation.
13/10/2017
13
Oct
2017

42nd Meeting of the Data Protection Officers and the EDPS

42nd Meeting of the Data Protection Officers of the EU institutions and the European Data Protection Supervisor, European Medicine Agency, London, UK.

AgendaPDF icon
Workshop on documentation under the “new 45”: Scenario “DEMIGOD”PDF icon
Documentation and "new 45": DPIAs records & co (ppt)Office presentation icon
Final transition action planPDF icon
Revised DPO Policy Paper (ppt)Office presentation icon
Overview of recent case law (ppt)Office presentation icon
Personal Data Breaches (ppt)File
State of Play, Supervision and Enforcement (ppt)Office presentation icon
Wednesday, 27 September, 2017
27
Sep
2017

Newsletter (N°
53
)

In the September 2017 edition of the EDPS Newsletter we cover the EDPS Opinion on the digital single gateway, the investigation of complaints relating to medical data and the latest developments in privacy engineering.
Tuesday, 20 June, 2017
20
Jun
2017

Newsletter (N°
52
)

In the June 2017 edition of the EDPS Newsletter we introduce you to our new-look Newsletter and cover the EDPS Opinion on ePrivacy, our continuing work on data ethics and the launch of our 2016 Annual Report, as well as many other EDPS activities.
15/05/2017
15
May
2017

Put data protection accountability into practice

Hitting the ground running: How regulators and businesses can really put data protection accountability into practice, keynote speech by Giovanni Buttarelli at European Data Protection Days (EDPD) Conference, Berlin

11/05/2017
11
May
2017

Data Protection within International Organizations

Opening speech by Giovanni Buttarelli at the Workshop: Data Protection within International Ogranizations organised by the International Organization for Migration and the European Data Protection Supervisor, Geneva, Switzerland

20/12/2016
20
Dec
2016

Newsletter Nr. 50

The December 2016 edition of the EDPS Newsletter covers recently adopted Guidelines on Administrative Inquiries and Disciplinary Proceedings, the EDPS Opinion on Personal Information Management Systems (PIMS) and 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
16/12/2016
16
Dec
2016

Possibility of appointing a common/shared DPO

EDPS consultation of 16 December 2016 on the possibility of appointing a common/shared DPO between the European Parliament and the Authority for European Political Parties and European Political Foundations (Case  2016-1117)

27/10/2016
27
Oct
2016

DPO-EDPS meeting

The DPOs in the EU institutions and bodies, around 60 in total, organise themselves in a network, which the EDPS actively supports. The main feature of this network is the DPO meetings, which take place twice each year. These meetings have taken place since 2004 and represent a valuable opportunity for DPOs to share experiences from their respective institutions both with one another and with their supervisory authority, the EDPS. The meetings are also an opportunity for the EDPS to present our policies and activities to DPOs, who are our close partners and main contact points within the EU institutions and bodies.
The next DPO meeting will take place at EUIPO in Alicante on 27 October 2016. It will include discussions on EDPS inspections, Data Protection Impact Assessments, right of access and restrictions and EDPS Guidelines on mobile devices and web services.
For more information please consult the agenda.

01/07/2016
1
Jul
2016

Newsletter Nr. 48

The July 2016 edition of the EDPS Newsletter covers the EDPS Opinion on Privacy Shield, the 2015 Annual Report, the EDPS Accountability Initiative and many other EDPS activities.

28/04/2016
28
Apr
2016

DPO-EDPS meeting

For a number of years, the DPOs in the EU institutions and bodies have met at regular intervals to share common experiences and discuss horizontal issues. These meetings which take place twice a year have been a regular fixture in the EDPS calendar since 2004 since they are a valuable opportunity to listen to DPOs sharing experiences from their respective institutions with one another and with their supervisory authority - us. These meetings are also an opportunity for the EDPS to present our policies and activities to DPOs. The upcoming DPO meeting at Eurofound in Dublin on 28 April 2016 will include discussions on the EDPS' e-communications guidelines, staff appraisal, whistleblowing and cloud computing.

For more information please consult the agenda.

16/12/2015
16
Dec
2015

Newsletter Nr. 46

The December 2015 edition of the EDPS Newsletter covers the EDPS Opinions on Big Data and Digital Ethics and many other EDPS activities.

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