European Data Protection Supervisor
European Data Protection Supervisor

Information Security

Information Security

Information security is an essential enabler for the protection of privacy and personal data.  Moreover, most organisations must deal with an ever-changing landscape affecting their operations. Uncertainties created by such changes will affect how the organisation needs to react in order to ensure that its information assets are suitably protected. Therefore, there is a need for a specific framework that helps individuals responsible for information security to manage the uncertainties which might affect the security of their organisation's information over time. Such a framework for a specific organisation is referred to as Information Security Risk Management process.

There are three generally accepted elements to properly secure information.

  1. Confidentiality: so that only the right people have access to the information;
  2. Integrity: so that only the right people can update the information in the right way; and
  3. Availability: the information is available when needed.

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24/07/2018
24
Jul
2018

EDPS Comments on review of OLAF Regulation

Formal comments of the EDPS on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 883/2013 concerning investigations conducted by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) as regards cooperation with the European public Prosecutor’s Office and the effectiveness of OLAF investigations.

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11/07/2018
11
Jul
2018

Public Sector Information (PSI) re-use Directive

EDPS Opinion on the proposal of the European Parliament and of the Council on the re-use of the public sector information (PSI).

Tuesday, 20 June, 2017
20
Jun
2017

Newsletter (N°
52
)

In the June 2017 edition of the EDPS Newsletter we introduce you to our new-look Newsletter and cover the EDPS Opinion on ePrivacy, our continuing work on data ethics and the launch of our 2016 Annual Report, as well as many other EDPS activities.
17/01/2017
17
Jan
2017

Geographic Information System - ECDC

Prior-checking opinion regarding test run of the Geographic Information System tool at ECDC (2016-0759)

19/12/2016
19
Dec
2016

The use of ECAS - EBA

Letter of 19 December 2016 concerning the European Commission Authentication System (ECAS) at European Banking Authority (EBA) (Case 2016-1113)

22/07/2016
22
Jul
2016

ePrivacy

Preliminary EDPS Opinion on the review of the ePrivacy Directive (2002/58/EC)

21/04/2016
21
Apr
2016

Counterterrorism and Data Privacy: A European Perspective

Speech given by Giovanni Buttarelli to the symposium on Governing Intelligence: Transnational Approaches to Oversight and Security, hosted by the Center on Law and Security and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, New York

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21/03/2016
21
Mar
2016

Security Measures for Personal Data Processing

Guidance on Security Measures for Personal Data Processing - Article 22 of Regulation 45/2001

21/03/2016
21
Mar
2016

EDPS guide to securing information and business continuity

In his Guidance on Information Security Risk Management published today, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) advises EU institutions on how to ensure a secure and trustworthy digital environment for the information that is essential for the functioning of their services.

16/12/2015
16
Dec
2015

Newsletter Nr. 46

The December 2015 edition of the EDPS Newsletter covers the EDPS Opinions on Big Data and Digital Ethics and many other EDPS activities.

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08/07/2015
8
Jul
2015

EU-Switzerland agreement on the automatic exchange of tax information

Opinion on the EU-Switzerland agreement on the automatic exchange of tax information

21/05/2015
21
May
2015

Mobile health

Opinion on Mobile Health - Reconciling technological innovation with data protection  

28/01/2015
28
Jan
2015

The EU as a beacon of respect for data protection and privacy

Europe needs to be at the forefront in shaping a global, digital standard for privacy and data protection which centres on the rights of the individual, said the new European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) today. Speaking on the occasion of Data Protection Day, Mr. Giovanni Buttarelli encouraged the European Union (EU) to lead by example as a beacon of respect for digital rights.

23/06/2014
23
Jun
2014

A modern internet governance model should be universal and respectful of fundamental freedoms

The efforts of the European Union (EU) to build an integrated model of internet governance and data protection should be complemented by an effective reform of the EU’s own legal framework and the swift adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation, said the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) following the publication of his Opinion on the Commission Communication on Internet Policy and Governance – Europe’s role in shaping the future of Internet

03/04/2014
3
Apr
2014

European network of Employment Services

Opinion on the Commission Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on a European network of Employment Services, workers' access to mobility services and the further integration of labour markets.

11/03/2014
11
Mar
2014

Application of the law on customs and agricultural matters

Opinion on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 515/97 of 13 March 1997 on mutual assistance between the administrative authorities of the Member States and cooperation between the latter and the Commission to ensure the correct application of the law on customs and agricultural matters    

20/02/2014
20
Feb
2014

Rebuilding Trust in EU-US Data Flows

Opinion on the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on "Rebuilding Trust in EU-US Data Flows" and on the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on "the Functioning of the Safe Harbour from the Perspective of EU Citizens and Companies Established in the EU"    

27/01/2014
27
Jan
2014

EDPS: Active supervision effective in keeping EU bodies on track for data protection

EU institutions are better at complying with data protection rules and privacy principles than ever before. This is the overall message of the EDPS report on his latest general stocktaking exercise, published today.

20/12/2013
20
Dec
2013
05/12/2013
5
Dec
2013

Payment services

Opinion on a proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on payment services in the internal market amending Directives 2002/65/EC, 2006/48/EC and 2009/110/EC and repealing Directive 2007/64/EC, and for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on interchange fees for card-based payment transactions

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