Technologischer Fortschritt, vor allem neue Möglichkeiten der elektronischen Datenverarbeitung und die Vernetztheit digitaler Geräte, ermöglichen zunehmend komplexere und obskurere Methoden der Datensammlung und Datenauswertung. Damit werden Datenschutz und das Recht auf Privatsphäre auf eine neue Art gefährdet. Vor diesem Hintergrund ruft die Ethikinitiative des EDPS zu einem breiten Verständnis von Privatsphäre und Datenschutz als Kernwerte zum Schutz der Menschenwürde, menschlicher Selbstbestimmung und unserer demokratischen Systeme auf. Mehr über unsere Arbeit zur Ethik des digitalen Zeitalters finden Sie hier.



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With the 2018 International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, hosted by the EDPS and the Bulgarian Data Protection Commission, now only a few short weeks away, the September edition of the EDPS Newsletter covers all you need to know before you arrive in Brussels this October. If you have not yet registered for the conference, there is still time to do so! Read on to find out more.


2017 Annual Report - Data Protection and Privacy in 2018: going beyond the GDPR

The GDPR is an outstanding achievement for the EU, its legislators and stakeholders, but the EU's work to ensure that data protection goes digital is far from finished. The majority of the world population now has access to the internet, while tech giants now represent the six highest valued companies in the world. With this in mind, in 2017 the EDPS issued advice to the legislator on the new ePrivacy Regulation, as well as pursuing his own initiatives relating to the Digital Clearinghouse and Digital Ethics, the latter of which will be the main topic of discussion at the 2018 International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, co-hosted by the EDPS.

Finalising and implementing a revised version of the current legislation governing data protection in the EU institutions and bodies as soon as possible is also a priority, if the EU is to remain a credible and effective leader in the protection of individuals' rights. The EDPS intends to exercise the powers granted to him in the revised Regulation efficiently and responsibly, in order to ensure that the EU's institutions and bodies set an example for the rest of the EU to follow. For this reason, the EDPS has invested a lot of effort in preparing the EU institutions for the new rules and will continue to do so throughout 2018.  

In 2017, the EDPS also contributed to ongoing discussions on the Privacy Shield and on the free flow of data in trade agreements, which will remain on the EU and EDPS agenda throughout 2018. With the fight against terrorism still a pressing concern for the EU, the EDPS continues to advocate the need to find a balance between security and privacy in the processing of personal data by law enforcement authorities. As the new data protection supervisor for Europol, the EU’s police authority, he is determined to ensure that the EU sets an example in achieving this balance.


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