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Ethics

Ethics

Technological advancement, most centrally big data processing and the interconnectedness of digital devices, allow for the collection and usage of personal data in increasingly complex and opaque ways, thus posing significant threats to privacy and data protection. Against this background, the EDPS ethics initiative has been calling for a broad understanding of privacy and data protection as core values central to protecting human dignity, autonomy and the democratic functioning of our societies. For more information on the EDPS work on ethics click here.

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19/04/2016
19
Apr
2016

Ethics at the Root of Privacy and as the Future of Data Protection

Address given by Giovanni Buttarelli at event hosted by Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and the MIT Internet Policy Initiative and the MIT Media Lab

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.

28/01/2016
28
Jan
2016

EDPS starts work on a New Digital Ethics

Today, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) announced that the work on a new Digital Ethics is ready to begin. The EDPS has launched a broader discussion, both in the EU and globally, on how to ensure the integrity of our values while embracing the benefits of new technologies.

05/01/2016
5
Jan
2016
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.

03/12/2015
3
Dec
2015

Ethics Advisory Group

European Data Protection Supervisor decision establishing an external advisory group on the ethical dimensions of data protection (‘the Ethics Advisory Group’) OJ C 33, 28.1.2016

03/12/2015
3
Dec
2015
03/12/2015
3
Dec
2015
11/09/2015
11
Sep
2015

EDPS to set up an Ethics Board

Today, as the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) published his Opinion, Towards a New Digital Ethics, he urged the EU and also those responsible internationally, to promote an ethical dimension in future technologies to retain the value of human dignity and prevent individuals being reduced to mere data subjects.

30/07/2015
30
Jul
2015

Strategy 2015-2019

This report sets out the Strategy adopted by the EDPS for the period 2015-2019. As data protection affects almost every EU policy area and is a key factor in legitimising and increasing trust in EU policies, the new EDPS Strategy aims to provide a framework through which to promote a culture of data protection in the European institutions. It also promotes the idea of toolkits for policymakers to help them develop innovative solutions to data protection challenges.

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Giovanni Buttarelli, EDPS and Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President, 2 March 2015
Giovanni Buttarelli, EDPS and Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President, 2 March 2015
Strategy 2015-2019 - Leading by ExamplePDF icon
Speech by Giovanni ButtarelliPDF icon
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Annual Management Plan 2019 Summary - Promoting a new culture of data protectionPDF icon
02/03/2015
2
Mar
2015

EDPS Strategy 2015-2019

"EDPS Strategy 2015-2019" speech by Giovanni Buttarelli, Brussels, 2 March 2015

03/09/2014
3
Sep
2014

Administrative inquiries and disciplinary proceedings - EFCA

Opinion on a notification for prior checking regarding the processing of personal data in the framework of administrative inquiries and disciplinary proceedings at EFCA (Case 2014-0628)

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