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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.

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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.

20/06/2016
20
Jun
2016

Consumers shaping the digital economy

Keynote speech by Giovanni Buttarelli given at BEUC Digiforum 2016, Brussels

17/06/2016
17
Jun
2016

What impact of the data protection on the future of a global digital economy?

Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli at Conservatoire national des arts et métiers, Paris, France

17/06/2016
17
Jun
2016

Convention 108: from a European reality to a global treaty

Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli at the Council of Europe International Conference, Strasbourg, France

24/05/2016
24
May
2016

Data protection for the digital generation: the countdown to the GDPR begins

With new data protection rules now recognised as law, the EU must turn its attention to ensuring that they are successfully implemented, the European Data Protection Supervisor said to the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), as he presented his 2015 Annual Report.

24/05/2016
24
May
2016

2015 Annual Report - Data protection for the digital generation: the countdown to the GDPR begins

The EDPS focused considerable efforts in 2015 on ensuring the successful adoption of new and effective data protection rules, providing legislators with detailed recommendations in the form of an app. He now turns his attention to the successful implementation of these rules and the reform of the current Regulation, which will apply to the work of the EDPS and the other EU institutions and bodies.

The EDPS launched several new initiatives in 2015, such as those on data ethics and big data. He also worked closely with the Article 29 Working Party to analyse the consequences of the Court of Justice of the European Union's ruling on Safe Harbour and advise the Commission on alternative solutions. These and other initiatives will continue into 2016 and beyond to ensure that the EU remains at the forefront of data protection and privacy policy in the years to come.

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19/05/2016
19
May
2016

New Regulation boosts the roles of EDPS and Europol

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), Giovanni Buttarelli and the Director of the EU Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol), Rob Wainwright, welcomed the recent adoption by the European Parliament of the new Regulation on Europol.

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.

25/02/2016
25
Feb
2016

Personal data protection in churches and religious organisation

Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli at Opole University and the University of Szczecin, Warsaw, Poland

09/02/2016
9
Feb
2016

Reference Library

Have a look at our gateway to a wealth of information on a selection of subjects covered in the course of our supervision of the EU institutions and bodies.

29/01/2016
29
Jan
2016

9th International Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference

Closing remarks by Giovanni Buttarelli given at the 9th International Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference, Brussels

11/12/2015
11
Dec
2015

Data protection as a bulwark for digital democracy

Keynote speech by Giovanni Buttarelli at the 6th International e-Democracy 2015 Conference on Citizen rights in the world of the new computing paradigms, Athens, Greece

08/12/2015
8
Dec
2015

The General Data Protection Regulation: Making the world a better place?

Keynote speech given by Giovanni Buttarelli at 'EU Data Protection 2015 Regulation Meets Innovation' event, San Francisco, United States

09/10/2015
9
Oct
2015

EDPS recommendations on the EU’s options for data protection reform

Europe’s big opportunity, EDPS recommendations on the EU’s options for data protection reform

09/10/2015
9
Oct
2015

A welcome step towards the reform of Data Protection rules in Europe

Today, as the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) published his recommendations for the recitals of the general Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), he noted that the Council of the European Union had reached a general

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.

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
27/07/2015
27
Jul
2015

EDPS recommendations on the EU’s options for data protection reform

Europe’s big opportunity, EDPS recommendations on the EU’s options for data protection reform

Annex: Comparative table of GDPR texts with EDPS recommendationsPDF icon
27/07/2015
27
Jul
2015

Opening a new Chapter for Data Protection

Today, as the European Data Protection Supervisor sent his recommendations to the EU co-legislators negotiating the final text of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), he launched a mobile app to compare the latest texts from the Commission, the Parliament and the Council more easily on tablets and smartphones.

02/07/2015
2
Jul
2015

Presentation of the EDPS 2014 Annual Report at LIBE

Presentation of the EDPS 2014 Annual Report during the meeting of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, speech of Giovanni Buttarelli, European Parliament, Brussels

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