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.

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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

12/12/2014
12
Dec
2014

European and International cooperation in enforcing privacy – expectations and solutions for a reinforced co-operation

Speech given by Wojciech Rafał Wiewiórowski during the conference finalising the PHAEDRA project entitled “Enforcing privacy: lessons from current implementations and perspectives for future”, Cracow, Poland.

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15/10/2014
15
Oct
2014

A World Order for Data Protection – Our Dream Coming True?

Speech given by Peter Hustinx during the 36th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, Plenary II – Privacy with no Territorial Bounds, Balaclava Fort, Mauritius, 15-16 October 2014.

08/09/2014
8
Sep
2014

European Leadership in Privacy and Data Protection

Article by Peter Hustinx which will appear in: "Hacia un nuevo régimen europeo de protección de datos / Towards a new European Data Protection Regime", Valencia 2015.

14/07/2014
14
Jul
2014

Ensuring more effective data protection in an age of big data

Contribution of Peter Hustinx to European Voice online debate on big data and consent.

07/07/2014
7
Jul
2014

Newsletter Nr. 42

The July 2014 edition of the EDPS Newsletter covers EDPS Opinions on asset freezing and Big Data and many other EDPS activities.

21/05/2014
21
May
2014

The EU Data Protection Reform: Updated Perspectives and the Challenges posed by Big Data

Speaking points of Giovanni Buttarelli, Inet 2014, "Internet: Privacy and Digital Content in a Global Context" - Istanbul.

08/04/2014
8
Apr
2014
01/04/2014
1
Apr
2014

2013 Annual report - A single set of rules for all: EU Data Protection Reform can support businesses and protect citizens

In 2013, in the context of his consultation work advising on new legislative measures, the review of the EU legal framework for data protection continued to be at the top of the EDPS agenda and will remain a priority in 2014. The Digital Agenda and the privacy risks of new technologies were also significant features of 2013.

The implementation of the Stockholm programme in the area of freedom, security and justice and issues in the internal market, such as financial sector reform, and in public health and consumer affairs, also had an impact on data protection. The EDPS also increased his cooperation with other supervisory authorities, particularly with regard to large-scale IT systems.

In the supervision of EU institutions and bodies, when processing personal data, the EDPS interacted with more data protection officers in more institutions and bodies in 2013 than ever before. In addition, a number of EDPS surveys revealed that most EU institutions and bodies, including many agencies, have made good progress in complying with the data protection Regulation, although there are still some which should increase their efforts.

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10/03/2014
10
Mar
2014

Occasionally you do have to bang the table

Interview of Peter Hustinx in ‘Privacy & Compliance’, Tijdschift voor de Praktijk, 01/2014, pages 4-13.

14/02/2014
14
Feb
2014

Progress on the data protection reform package

EDPS letter to the Council of Ministers regarding progress on the data protection reform package

12/02/2014
12
Feb
2014

EDPS Comments on the Data Protection Supervision of Europol

Speech of Peter Hustinx given at the Council of the European Union, Law Enforcement Working Party.

13/01/2014
13
Jan
2014

The European single market proposal for the electronic communication sector as an area of tension between data protection, net neutrality and economic freedom

Speech of Peter Hustinx at the Fourth Bonn "Regulation Meeting", 13 January 2014, Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI) - Bonn

16/12/2013
16
Dec
2013

EU Data Protection Reform: moving ahead in hot waters

Article by Peter Hustinx published in: DANA, Datenschutz Nachrichten, 4/2013, p. 147

09/12/2013
9
Dec
2013

General Data Protection Regulation

EDPS comments on the application of the proposed General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to EU institutions and bodies

05/11/2013
5
Nov
2013

Local agents - EIB

Opinion on a prior check notification regarding EIB local agents (Case 2013-0606)

24/10/2013
24
Oct
2013
22/10/2013
22
Oct
2013

An important and welcome step towards stronger and more effective data protection in Europe

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) welcomes the outcome of the vote last night by the European Parliamentary Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) on the data protection reform package.

09/10/2013
9
Oct
2013

Ex-post audits - EACI

Letter regarding the EACI notification for prior-checking on ex-post audits (Case 2013-0826)

26/09/2013
26
Sep
2013

Privacy: A Compass in Turbulent World

Closing remarks delivered by Peter Hustinx at the 35th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners - Warsaw, 23-26 September 2013.

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