European Data Protection Supervisor
European Data Protection Supervisor

General Data Protection Regulation

General Data Protection Regulation

Following many years of intense political debate on data protection in the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will finally become law across the EU in May 2018 and is designed to be the cornerstone of data protection in Europe. It sets out directly applicable rules on the rights of data subjects, the duties of those organisations that demand the processing of personal data and those that do the processing (data controllers and processors), international data transfers and the powers of supervisory authorities.

Filters

Pages

24/06/2020
24
Jun
2020

European Commission’s GDPR Review: Stronger European solidarity for the enforcement of the GDPR

The EDPS welcomes the European Commission’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) review, published today that assesses the application of the Regulation after two years of experience with it.  

The EDPS agrees with the Commission’s positive evaluation. The GDPR has strengthened the fundamental right to data protection, and contributed to raising awareness about the importance of data privacy, both within the EU and in other parts of the world. 

27/04/2020
27
Apr
2020

Introductory remarks before the committee for European Affairs of the senate of the Republic of France - Wojciech Wiewiórowski

Introductory remarks by Wojciech Wiewiórowski  at the committee for European Affairs of the senate of the Republic of France (via videolink).

RemarksPDF icon
Questions and AnswersPDF icon
06/04/2020
6
Apr
2020

'EU Digital Solidarity: a call for a pan-European approach against the pandemic' - Wojciech Wiewiórowski

Video address by Wojciech Wiewiórowski, 'EU Digital Solidarity: a call for a pan-European approach against the pandemic', on the EDPS response to COVID-19 outbreak.

18/03/2020
18
Mar
2020

2019 Annual Report - a year of transition

2019 could be described as a year of transition, across Europe and the world.  With new legislation on data protection in the EU now in place, the greatest challenge moving into 2020 and beyond is to ensure that this legislation produces the promised results. Awareness of the issues surrounding data protection and privacy, and the importance of protecting these fundamental rights, is at an all-time high and this momentum cannot be allowed to decline.

This Annual Report provides an insight into all EDPS activities in 2019, which was the last year of a five-year EDPS mandate. EDPS activities therefore focused on consolidating the achievements of previous years, assessing the progress made and starting to define priorities for the future.

HTML version: EN

Summary (HTML): EN - FR - DE

Full text of Annual Report (PDF):PDF icon
24/01/2020
24
Jan
2020

CPDP 2020 - Closing remarks

Closing remarks by Wojciech Wiewiórowski at CPDP 2020: Data Protection and Artificial Intelligence, Brussels, Belgium

22/01/2020
22
Jan
2020

CPDP 2020: Data Protection and Artificial Intelligence

/file/cpdp2020bannerjpg-0_encpdp2020_banner.jpg

CPDP2020 banner

The annual Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) International Conference has been confirmed for 22-24 January 2020! The event will be held at Les Halles de Schaerbeek and Area42 in Brussels and focus on the theme of Data Protection and Artificial Intelligence, paving the way for a thorough discussion on a broad range of ethical, legal and policy issues related to new technologies and data analytics.

CPDP offers the cutting edge in legal, regulatory, academic and technological development in privacy and data protection. It gathers together academics, lawyers, practitioners, policy-makers, computer scientists and civil society to exchange ideas and discuss the latest trends and emerging issues. Each year, CPDP offers a compelling and diverse line up of speakers and panels, making it one of the leading data protection and privacy conferences in Europe and around the world.

There will be more than 80 panels addressing current debates in the areas of information technology, privacy and data protection, some examples being  panels on AI and healthcare, autonomous vehicles, AI-based sentiment analysis, deepfakes, digital evidence, AI for crime prevention and GDPR compliance for SMEs. CPDP is also an extraordinary networking opportunity to mix and mingle with the privacy and data protection community.

The programme and registration information can be found at http://www.cpdpconferences.org/

You can follow CPDP on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and participate in the online conversation with the hashtag #CPDP2020
For videos from past conferences, visit the YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/CPDPConferences
For enquiries, contact: info@cpdpconferences.org

16/01/2020
16
Jan
2020

Data Protection Day 2020: Facing New Challenges

Speech by Wojciech Wiewiórowski at the Croatian Presidency Conference Data Protection Day 2020: Facing new challenges, Zagreb, Croatia

03/12/2019
3
Dec
2019

Leading by Example: EDPS 2015-2019

This report provides an overview of the activities carried out by the EDPS from 2015-2019. In particular, it focuses on how the EDPS has worked towards implementing the objectives set out in the EDPS Strategy 2015-2019, which relate to digitisation, global partnerships and the modernisation of data protection. This involved not only contributing historical pieces of legislation, such as the General Data Protection Regulation and Regulation 2018/1725, but also bringing the concepts of ethics and accountability to the forefront of data protection discourse and application.

 

 

 

 

HTML:    DE   EN   FR 

HTML (Summary):    DE    EN    FR

Full text of Leading by Example: EDPS 2015-2019:PDF icon
Summary (PDF):PDF icon
Friday, 4 October, 2019
4
Oct
2019

Newsletter (N°
72
)

In this edition of the EDPS Newsletter we cover Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs), the first EDPS-EDPB Joint Opinion and the new EDPS website inspection software, among many other topics.
13/09/2019
13
Sep
2019

Service of documents and taking of evidence in civil or commercial matters

Opinion on the revision of the EU Regulations on service of documents and taking of evidence in civil or commercial matters

09/05/2019
9
May
2019

Tbilisi, 9 - 10 May 2019

Resolution on the accreditation of the Turkish Data Protection AuthorityPDF icon
29/04/2019
29
Apr
2019

Dark patterns in data protection - Giovanni Buttarelli

'Dark patterns in data protection: law, nudging, design and the role of technology', Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli at Legal Design Roundtable, Brussels, Belgium

25/03/2019
25
Mar
2019

Expert Q&A: European Data Protection Supervisor on Digital Ethics - Giovanni Buttarelli

An Expert Q&A with the European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli, by Thomson Reuters.

26/02/2019
26
Feb
2019

2018 Annual Report - a new era in data protection

2018 was a busy year for the EDPS and a pivotal year for data protection in general. Under new data protection rules, the rights of every individual living in the EU are now better protected than ever. Public awareness about the value of online privacy is at an all-time high.

The 2018 Annual Report provides an insight into all EDPS activities in 2018. Chief among these were our efforts to prepare for the new legislation. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became fully applicable across the EU on 25 May 2018 and new data protection rules for the EU institutions are also now in place. Working with the new European Data Protection Board (EDPB), the EDPS aims to ensure consistent protection of individuals’ rights, wherever they live in the EU.

Full text of Annual Report (HTML):     EN

Summary (HTML):     DE     EN     FR

Full text of Annual Report (PDF):PDF icon
26/02/2019
26
Feb
2019

EDPS launches first Annual Report of new data protection era

2018 was a busy year for the EDPS and a pivotal year for data protection in general. Under new data protection rules, the rights of every individual living in the EU are now better protected than ever, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) said today, as he presented his 2018 Annual Report to the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE).

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.

22/10/2018
22
Oct
2018

Investigative activities of EU institutions and GDPR

Letter addressed to the DPOs of the EC, EIB, and EIF on implications of GDPR on investigative activities of EU institutions, notably regarding anti-fraud, competition and trade.

09/10/2018
9
Oct
2018

Europol’s consultation on law enforcement access to WHOIS database

Letter addressed to the EUROPOL's Data Protection Officer referring to the consultation of 5 July 2018 concerning European law enforcement authorities’ (‘LEA’) access to personal data contained in the WHOIS database.

23/08/2018
23
Aug
2018

The General Data Protection Regulation five months on

Brussels

Initiatives in the EU and international perspectives

A side event by EDPS and EDBP

Rue de la Loi 170

  • Welcome from Giovanni Buttarelli, European Data Protection Supervisor
  • Introduction: Andrea Jelinek, EDPB, “Overview and state of play”

Part 1    Initiatives in the EU- a new quality of cooperation

  • Helen Dixon, Irish Data Protection Commissioner
  • Isabelle Vereecken, Head of the EDPB Secretariat

Comments by the audience and questions to EDPB Members

At 16:00. Keynote: Koen Lenaerts, President European Court of Justice

Part 2 International perspectives and cross border cooperation

  • Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, CNIL President, Chair of the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners
  • Bruno Gencarelli, Head of the International Data Flows and Protection Unit, European Commission, Ongoing adequacy negotiations
  • A representative from the Japanese DPA, The state of play on EU-Japanese relationship on data protection (tbc)
  • Felipe Harboe, Member of the Parliament of Chile (tbc)
  • Professor Danilo Doneda (Brazil) (tbc)

Comments by the audience and Q&A

More information about the Privacy Conference 2018

31/05/2018
31
May
2018

Privacy by Design

EDPS Preliminary Opinion on Privacy by Design.

Pages