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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19/09/2013
19
Sep
2013

Personal Data and Citizenship in the Digital Society

Keynote speech delivered by Peter Hustinx at the Digital Enlightenment Forum - Brussels

10/09/2013
10
Sep
2013

Complaints and Requests - F4E

Letter concerning ex-post prior-checking notification regarding F4E's "Complaints and Requests" (Case 2013-0709)

21/06/2013
21
Jun
2013

A Clear Signal for Stronger EU Data Protection

Editorial by Peter Hustinx in "Zeitschrift für Datenschutz", nr. 2013/7, p. 301-302

13/06/2013
13
Jun
2013

Data Protection and Competition: interfaces and interaction

Speech delivered by Peter Hustinx at the Seminar Covington & Burling LLP entitled "Data Protection Law in the Context of Competition Law Investigations", Brussels.

03/06/2013
3
Jun
2013

Strong data protection to improve EU approach to serious crimes

Robust data protection considerations can strengthen the credibility of investigations into serious crimes in the EU. This is the message the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) sent in his opinion published today on the Commission proposal for a new legal framework for the EU Agency for Law Enforcement and Training (Europol).

29/05/2013
29
May
2013

2012 Annual report - 'Smart, sustainable, inclusive Europe' : only with stronger and more effective data protection

In the course of 2012, we once again set new benchmarks in different areas of activity. In the supervision of EU institutions and bodies, when processing personal data, we interacted with more data protection officers in more institutions and bodies than ever before. In addition, we saw the effects of our new enforcement policy: most EU institutions and bodies, including many agencies, are making good progress in complying with the Data Protection Regulation, although there are still some which should increase their efforts.

In the consultation of new legislative measures, we issued a record number of opinions on a wide range of subjects. The Review of the EU legal framework for data protection was at the top of our agenda. However, the implementation of the Stockholm programme in the area of freedom, security and justice and the Digital Agenda, as well as issues in the internal market, such as financial sector reform and in public health and consumer affairs, also had an impact on data protection. We also increased our cooperation with other supervisory authorities.

You can get a paper version of this Annual Report from the EU Bookshop.

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16/05/2013
16
May
2013

Lisbon, 16-17 May 2013

Resolution on the future of data protection in EuropePDF icon
13/05/2013
13
May
2013

The Increasing Horizontal Impact of Personal Data Protection

Editorial of Peter Hustinx in "Eucrim" - The European Criminal Law Associations Forum

30/04/2013
30
Apr
2013
24/04/2013
24
Apr
2013

The future of the regulation of personal data in Europe: A French-Italian dialogue

Speech of Giovanni Buttarelli delivered at the conference at "Maison du Barreau" in Paris

08/04/2013
8
Apr
2013

Transfer of Data to the Scientific Council - ERCEA

Letter regarding a notification for prior-checking on the "Transfer of Data to the Scientific Council" by the ERCEA (Case 2012-0831)

20/03/2013
20
Mar
2013

EDPS: Enormous energy put into reforming data protection rules must deliver strong and effective protection for EU citizens

Last week, the EDPS sent additional comments on the reform of the EU rules governing data protection to the European Parliament, the Commission and the Council in view of today's debate on the subject in the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE). These comments relate to specific areas that require clarification and are a reaction to a number of amendments proposed by various Parliament committees, including LIBE.

15/03/2013
15
Mar
2013

Data Protection Reform Package

Additional EDPS Comments of on the Data Protection Reform Package
 

Comments of 15 March 2013PDF icon
Letter of 15 March 2013 to Mr Juan Fernando López AguilarPDF icon
06/03/2013
6
Mar
2013

Protection of personal data: now part of our DNA

Speech of Peter Hustinx given at the EESC Conference "Towards a more responsible use of the internet - The European civil society perspective" - Brussels

19/02/2013
19
Feb
2013

The role of data protection legislation

Written contribution of Peter Hustinx to the Conference on "Security of e-Government", European Parliament, Brussels

28/01/2013
28
Jan
2013

Data Protection Day 2013

Speech of Peter Hustinx given during the reception at the Exhibition "A Look Inside", hosted together with the Free University of Brussels (VUB) and the Belgian Data Protection Authority (CBPL-CPVP), Brussels

23/01/2013
23
Jan
2013

EDPS Strategy 2013-2014 for excellence in data protection by the EU institutions

Yesterday evening, the EDPS presented a report outlining his Strategy for 2013-2014 to senior representatives of the EU institutions. The EDPS outlined the process, aims and results of an extensive analysis, including the main lines of the 2013-2014 Strategy.

18/01/2013
18
Jan
2013

EDPS Inventory 2013: data protection is essential across all EU policy areas

Today, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) published his 2013 work programme in the area of legislative consultation, including his strategic planning document, the Inventory. With this document, the EDPS identifies issues of strategic importance that will form the cornerstone of his consultation work for 2013.

15/01/2013
15
Jan
2013

The Reform of EU Data Protection: towards more effective and more consistent data protection across the EU

Article by Peter Hustinx based on a lecture delivered at the 5th Swiss Data Protection Law Day on 15 June 2012 at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Published in: Astrid Epiney /Tobias Fasnacht (Hrsg./ed.), "Die Entwicklung der europarechtlichen Vorgaben im Bereich des Datenschutzes und Implikationen für die Schweiz" / "Le développement du droit européen en matière de protection des données et ses implications pour la Suisse", Zürich 2012, p. 15-21.

10/01/2013
10
Jan
2013

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