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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18/07/2013
18
Jul
2013

Entry/Exit System (EES) and Registered Traveller Programme (RTP)

Opinion on the Proposals for a Regulation establishing an Entry/Exit System (EES) and a Regulation establishing a Registered Traveller Programme (RTP)

04/07/2013
4
Jul
2013

Prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing

Opinion on a proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering and terrorist financing, and a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on information on the payer accompanying transfers of funds

28/06/2013
28
Jun
2013
14/06/2013
14
Jun
2013

Cyber Security Strategy of the European Union: an Open, Safe and Secure Cyberspace

Opinion on the Joint Communication of the Commission and of the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on a 'Cyber Security Strategy of the European Union: an Open, Safe and Secure  Cyberspace', and on the Commission proposal for a Directive concerning measures to ensure a high common level of network and information security across the Union

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning measures to ensure a high common level of network and information security across the Union

Joint Communication to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. Cybersecurity Strategy of the European Union: An Open, Safe and Secure Cyberspace

10/04/2013
10
Apr
2013

The Digital Agenda for Europe

Opinion on the Communication from the Commission on 'The Digital Agenda for Europe - Driving European growth digitally'

10/10/2012
10
Oct
2012

Improving network and information security (NIS) in the EU

EDPS comments on DG Connect's public consultation on improving network and information security (NIS) in the EU

11/05/2012
11
May
2012

Union Registry for the trading period commencing on 1 January 2013

Opinion on the Commission Regulation establishing a Union Registry for the trading period commencing on 1 January 2013, and subsequent trading periods, of the Union emissions trading scheme

11/04/2012
11
Apr
2012

European market for card, internet and mobile payments

Letter concerning Commission's Green Paper "Towards an integrated European market for card, internet and mobile payments".

See also the text of the Green Paper "Towards an integrated European market for card, internet and mobile payment".

10/02/2012
10
Feb
2012

Markets in financial instruments

Opinion on the Commission proposals for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on markets in financial instruments repealing Directive 2004/39/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (Recast), and for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on markets in financial instruments and amending Regulation on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories, OJ C 147/01 25.05.2012, p1

See also the text of the proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on markets in financial instruments repealing Directive 2004/39/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council

10/02/2012
10
Feb
2012

Insider dealing and market manipulation

Opinion on the Commission proposals for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on insider dealing and market manipulation, and for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on criminal sanctions for insider dealing and market manipulation

See also the text of the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on criminal sanctions for insider dealing and market manipulation

See also the text of the Proposal for a Regularion of the European Parliament and of the Council on insider dealing and market manipulation (market abuse)

10/02/2012
10
Feb
2012

Access to the activity of credit institutions

Opinion on the Commission proposals for a Directive on the access to the activity of credit institutions and the prudential supervision of credit institutions and investment firms, and for a Regulation on prudential requirements for credit institutions and investment firms

See also the text of the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on prudential requirements for credit institutions and investement firms

10/02/2012
10
Feb
2012

Credit rating agencies

Opinion on the Commission proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1060/2009 on credit rating agencies, OJ C 139/02 15.05.2012, p6

See also the text of the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1060/2009 on credit rating agencies

See also the text of the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on markets in financial instruments and amending Regulation [EMIR] on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories

 

25/01/2012
25
Jan
2012

EDPS welcomes a "huge step forward for data protection in Europe", but regrets inadequate rules for the police and justice area

The EDPS congratulates the Commission on the publication today of the package for reforming the data protection rules in Europe. The Commission has presented two legislative proposals: a general Regulation on data protection and a specific Directive for the area of police and justice.

12/01/2012
12
Jan
2012

Alternative and Online Dispute Resolution for consumer disputes

Opinion on the legislative Proposals on Alternative and Online Dispute Resolution for consumer disputes, OJ C 136/01, 11.05.2012, p1

14/12/2011
14
Dec
2011

Common Agricultural Policy after 2013

Opinion on the legal proposals for the Common Agricultural Policy after 2013, OJ C 35/01, 09.02.2012, p.1

See also the text of the 'Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing rules for direct payments to farmers under support schemes within the framework of the common agricultural policy'

See also the text of the 'Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a common organisation of the markets in agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation)'

See also the text of the 'Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)'

See also the text of the 'Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the financing, management and monitoring of the common agricultural policy'

22/11/2011
22
Nov
2011

Internal Market Information System ('IMI')

Opinion on the Commission Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on administrative cooperation through the Internal Market Information System ('IMI'), OJ C 48/02, 18.02.2012, p.2

06/10/2011
6
Oct
2011

Recording equipment in road transport: EDPS calls for additional safeguards to better protect the privacy of professional drivers

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) adopted an opinion yesterday on the European Commission proposal to revise the EU legislation on tachographs - the device used in road transport to monitor driving times and rest periods of professional drivers - as a means of checking compliance with social legislation in the field*.

01/02/2011
1
Feb
2011

Turbine (TrUsted Revocable Biometric IdeNtitiEs)

Opinion on a research project funded by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) for Research and Technology Development - Turbine (TrUsted Revocable Biometric IdeNtitiEs)

20/12/2010
20
Dec
2010

European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)

Opinion on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)

21/04/2010
21
Apr
2010

Citizens' initiative

Opinion on the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the citizens' initiative

See also the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the citizens’ initiative

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