European Data Protection Supervisor
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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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28/11/2008
28
Nov
2008

EDPS sees adoption of Data Protection Framework for police and judicial cooperation only as a first step

Three years after the initial Commission proposal, the Council of the European Union adopted on 27 November the Framework Decision on the protection of personal data in the field of police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters – the first general data protection instrument in the EU third pillar.

12/11/2008
12
Nov
2008

EDPS Opinion on transatlantic information sharing for law enforcement purposes: progress is welcomed, but additional work is needed

On 10 November, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) adopted an opinion on the Final Report by the EU-US High Level Contact Group on information sharing and privacy and personal data protection, which was presented by the Presidency of the European Union (EU) in June 2008. The Report defines common principles on privacy and data protection as a first step towards the exchange of information between the EU and the United States (US) to fight terrorism and serious transnational crime.

22/06/2008
22
Jun
2008

EDPS Opinion on safer Internet for children: data protection is an essential prerequisite to the safety of children online

Today, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) adopted an Opinion on the proposed multi-annual Community programme on protecting children using the Internet and other communication technologies, which was presented by the European Commission in February 2008.

15/05/2008
15
May
2008

EDPS Annual report 2007: enhanced data protection needs to be delivered in practice

Today, Peter Hustinx, Supervisor, and Joaquín Bayo Delgado, Assistant Supervisor, presented their fourth Annual Report to the press. The report runs through the main features of the EDPS activities in 2007, notably with regard to supervisory and consultative tasks. It also emphasises the impact of the Lisbon Treaty that provides for an enhanced protection of personal data.

15/05/2008
15
May
2008

EDPS reports on EU institutions and bodies' compliance with their data protection obligations

On 14 May, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) presented his general report measuring the implementation of Regulation (EC) 45/2001 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the institutions and bodies of the Community.

28/04/2008
28
Apr
2008

EDPS issues policy paper on his role in EU research and technological development

Today, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) adopted a policy paper which sets out his role and possible contributions to EU research and technological development (RTD). The policy paper develops possible models of contribution, both in the preparatory stages of an EU Framework Programme and with regard to individual RTD projects.

The overall objective of these contributions is for the EDPS to promote and reinforce the application of the principle of "privacy by design".

03/03/2008
3
Mar
2008

EDPS issues first comments on EU border management package

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) today issued first comments on three Communications presented by the European Commission on 13 February 2008 to develop the EU's external border management.

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