European Data Protection Supervisor
European Data Protection Supervisor

Electronic Communications, Information Society

Electronic Communications, Information Society

The digital transformation of European industry and public services have increased the competitiveness of the EU economy. As information society and electronic communications develop, we must be careful that the rapidly changing technological landscape does not threaten fundamental rights in the EU.

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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.

22/07/2016
22
Jul
2016

ePrivacy

Preliminary EDPS Opinion on the review of the ePrivacy Directive (2002/58/EC)

07/04/2016
7
Apr
2016

Newsletter Nr. 47

The April 2016 edition of the EDPS Newsletter covers the EDPS Opinion on the EU-US "Umbrella Agreement", the launch of the EDPS Reference Library and the EDPS initiative on digital ethics and many other EDPS activities.

15/12/2015
15
Dec
2015

Online platforms

EDPS response to the Commission public consultation on the regulatory environment for platforms, online intermediaries, data and cloud computing and the collaborative economy, 15 December 2015

11/07/2014
11
Jul
2014

Dissemination of Earth observation satellite data for commercial purposes

EDPS Comments on a Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the dissemination of Earth observation satellite data for commercial purposes

17/04/2014
17
Apr
2014

EDPS comments in response to ICANN's public consultation

EDPS comments in response to ICANN's public consultation on 2013 RAA Data Retention Specification Data Elements and Legitimate Purposes for Collection and Retention

20/02/2014
20
Feb
2014

Rebuilding Trust in EU-US Data Flows

Opinion on the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on "Rebuilding Trust in EU-US Data Flows" and on the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on "the Functioning of the Safe Harbour from the Perspective of EU Citizens and Companies Established in the EU"    

14/11/2013
14
Nov
2013

European single market for electronic communications

Opinion on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down measures concerning the European single market for electronic communications and to achieve a Connected Continent, and amending Directives 2002/20/EC, 2002/21/EC and 2002/22/EC and Regulations (EC) No 1211/2009 and (EU) No 531/2012

14/06/2013
14
Jun
2013

Cyber Security Strategy of the European Union: an Open, Safe and Secure Cyberspace

Opinion on the Joint Communication of the Commission and of the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on a 'Cyber Security Strategy of the European Union: an Open, Safe and Secure  Cyberspace', and on the Commission proposal for a Directive concerning measures to ensure a high common level of network and information security across the Union

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning measures to ensure a high common level of network and information security across the Union

Joint Communication to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. Cybersecurity Strategy of the European Union: An Open, Safe and Secure Cyberspace

20/03/2013
20
Mar
2013

EDPS: Enormous energy put into reforming data protection rules must deliver strong and effective protection for EU citizens

Last week, the EDPS sent additional comments on the reform of the EU rules governing data protection to the European Parliament, the Commission and the Council in view of today's debate on the subject in the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE). These comments relate to specific areas that require clarification and are a reaction to a number of amendments proposed by various Parliament committees, including LIBE.

27/02/2013
27
Feb
2013
27/02/2013
27
Feb
2013

Harmonisation of the laws of the Member States

EDPS formal comments on a Proposal for a Directive 'on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of radio equipment', replacing the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC

23/11/2012
23
Nov
2012

Insurance mediation, UCITS and key information documents for investment products

Opinion on proposals for a Directive on insurance mediation, a Directive amending certain provisions of Directive 2009/65/EC on the coordination of laws, regulations and administrative sanctions relating to undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities and a Regulation on key information documents for investment products 

15/10/2012
15
Oct
2012

Open internet

EDPS comments on DG Connect's public consultation on specific aspects of transparency, traffic management and switching in an open internet

09/10/2012
9
Oct
2012

Collective management of copyright

Letter to Mr Michel BARNIER, Commissioner for Internal Market and Services concerning proposed Directive on Collective management of copyright

13/09/2012
13
Sep
2012

Illegal content hosted by online intermediaries

EDPS comments on DG MARKT's public consultation on procedures for notifying and acting on illegal content hosted by online intermediaries

24/04/2012
24
Apr
2012

Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)

Opinion on the proposal for a Council Decision on the Conclusion of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, Australia, Canada, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the United Mexican States, the Kingdom of Morocco, New Zealand, the Republic of Singapore, the Swiss Confederation and the United States of America

12/12/2011
12
Dec
2011

Implementation of the harmonised EU-wide in-vehicle emergency call ("eCall")

EDPS comments on the Commission Recommendation and the accompanying impact assessment on the implementation of the harmonised EU-wide in-vehicle emergency call ("eCall")

The EDPS has provided comments in relation to the Commission's intention to establish a European regulatory framework on eCall. One of its major components will consist in putting forward a proposal for a Regulation providing for the mandatory introduction of the in-vehicle part of the eCall service in new type-approved vehicles in Europe.

The EDPS particularly welcomes a harmonised European approach to eCall, which should contribute to setting consistent data protection standards for its deployment and use. However the EDPS underlines that the choice of a mandatory introduction of eCall will have to be properly justified in terms of data protection. Furthermore, appropriate guarantees will need to be set forth in the Regulation which take into account data protection principles, including clarifying the responsibilities of the different operators and adopting rules for the processing of eCall data by all actors of the eCall chain. Given the data protection implications of the envisaged Regulation, the EDPS and the Article 29 Working Party should be duly consulted on the proposal from the Commission for a Regulation on eCall.

31/05/2011
31
May
2011

Evaluation report from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the Data Retention Directive (Directive 2006/24/EC)

Opinion on the Evaluation report from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the Data Retention Directive (Directive 2006/24/EC), OJ C 279/01, 23.09.2011, p.1

19/04/2011
19
Apr
2011

OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories

Opinion on the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories, OJ C 216/04, 22.07.2011, p.9

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories

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