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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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)

09/12/2016
9
Dec
2016

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 (EC) No. 45/2001. EDPS Factsheet 5 provides information on what to expect if the EDPS carries out an inspection at your institution.

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.

05/08/2015
5
Aug
2015

Newsletter Nr. 45

The August 2015 edition of the EDPS Newsletter covers EDPS recommendations on the reform of EU data protection legislation, the publication of the 2014 EDPS Annual Report, the EDPS Opinion on Mobile Health and many other EDPS activities.

02/07/2015
2
Jul
2015

2014 Annual Report - EU Data Protection Reform: a historic opportunity for Europe

2014 was a year of transition for the EDPS, marked by the delayed selection and appointment of a new Supervisor and Assistant Supervisor. Despite the resulting uncertainty, the EDPS under the calm authority and tireless efforts of Peter Hustinx, whose 10-year tenure as EDPS drew to a close in 2014, continued to make significant progress in mainstreaming data protection in EU policymaking.

Building on this legacy, the EDPS' priorities for 2015, as part of the five year strategy of the dynamic team of new Supervisors, is to help the EU to speak with one voice on data protection to uphold the rights and interests of the individual in our digitalised society. To this end, the adoption of the data protection reform will be a significant milestone for Europe and an important message to the rest of the world.

Full text of the Annual Report:PDF icon
08/04/2014
8
Apr
2014
18/03/2014
18
Mar
2014

Management of personal files - INEA

Opinion on the notification for prior checking received from the Data Protection Officer of the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) concerning the management of personal files (Cases 2013-1365)

10/03/2014
10
Mar
2014

Occasionally you do have to bang the table

Interview of Peter Hustinx in ‘Privacy & Compliance’, Tijdschift voor de Praktijk, 01/2014, pages 4-13.

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