European Data Protection Supervisor
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International Agreements

International Agreements

As data flows digitally across borders, it essential that the protection of fundamental rights is ensured.  In our role as advisor to the EU legislator, the EDPS continues to offer his expertise on EU proposals for international agreements, including in the areas of trade, law enforcement (for instance on PNR agreements with non-EU countries) and administrative cooperation. The EDPS recommendations aim to ensure that individuals in the EU do not forfeit their rights when their personal data is transferred outside of the EU.

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19/10/2016
19
Oct
2016

Adequacy, Localisation and Cultural Determinism

Keynote speech by Giovanni Buttarelli at 38th International Privacy Conference, Marrakech, Morocco

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18/10/2016
18
Oct
2016

Resolution on Human Rights Defenders

Resolution on Human Rights Defenders, 38th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, Marrakesh

18/10/2016
18
Oct
2016

Resolution on developing new metrics of data protection regulation

Resolution on developing new metrics of data protection regulation, 38th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, Marrakesh

18/10/2016
18
Oct
2016

Resolution for the Adoption of an International Competency Framework on Privacy Education

Resolution for the Adoption of an International Competency Framework on Privacy Education, 38th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, Marrakesh

01/07/2016
1
Jul
2016

Newsletter Nr. 48

The July 2016 edition of the EDPS Newsletter covers the EDPS Opinion on Privacy Shield, the 2015 Annual Report, the EDPS Accountability Initiative and many other EDPS activities.

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30/05/2016
30
May
2016

Privacy Shield: more robust and sustainable solution needed

In his capacity as an independent supervisor of the EU institutions and advisor to the EU legislator, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) today published his Opinion on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield in which he offers practical solutions to address some of the concerns the proposal raises.

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30/05/2016
30
May
2016

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

Opinion on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield draft adequacy decision

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07/04/2016
7
Apr
2016

Newsletter Nr. 47

The April 2016 edition of the EDPS Newsletter covers the EDPS Opinion on the EU-US "Umbrella Agreement", the launch of the EDPS Reference Library and the EDPS initiative on digital ethics and many other EDPS activities.

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17/03/2016
17
Mar
2016

Towards an Opinion on the EU-US Privacy Shield

Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli at the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE) hearing, Brussels

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12/02/2016
12
Feb
2016

EDPS welcomes EU-US "Umbrella Agreement" and stresses need for effective safeguards

In his Opinion, published today, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) expressed his support for the EU-US Umbrella Agreement initiative. He recommended three essential improvements in the arrangement designed to set a global precedent for the sustainable sharing and transfer of personal data for law enforcement purposes, and to increase trust between the two strategic partners.

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12/02/2016
12
Feb
2016

EU-US Umbrella Agreement

Preliminary Opinion on the agreement between the United States of America and the European Union on the protection of personal information relating to the prevention, investigation, detection and prosecution of criminal offences

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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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15/12/2015
15
Dec
2015

Personal data in the framework of the "360° Feedback Leadership Circle"

EDPS consultation regarding the impact of the Safe Harbour ruling on the transfer of personal data in the framework of the "360° Feedback Leadership Circle" at DG MARE (Case 2015-0924)

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10/12/2015
10
Dec
2015

Statement: EDPS supports EU legislator on security but recommends re-thinking on EU PNR

Europe is under attack. In the wake of new terrorist atrocities, the EU and the governments of its Member States are under pressure to take meaningful action.

More than ever, this is a time for solidarity in Europe; for the EU to stand united around our values and fundamental freedoms. The data protection community continues to offer its unconditional support in these difficult times and acknowledges that the EU needs to put reinforced measures in place to address the extraordinary difficulties facing Europe today.

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25/09/2015
25
Sep
2015

EU PNR: EDPS warns against unjustified and massive collection of passenger data

Yesterday, as the EDPS published his Second Opinion on the use of Passenger Name Records (PNR) for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime, he said that there is a lack of information to justify the necessity of an EU PNR scheme.

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05/08/2015
5
Aug
2015

Newsletter Nr. 45

The August 2015 edition of the EDPS Newsletter covers EDPS recommendations on the reform of EU data protection legislation, the publication of the 2014 EDPS Annual Report, the EDPS Opinion on Mobile Health and many other EDPS activities.

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30/07/2015
30
Jul
2015

Strategy 2015-2019

This report sets out the Strategy adopted by the EDPS for the period 2015-2019. As data protection affects almost every EU policy area and is a key factor in legitimising and increasing trust in EU policies, the new EDPS Strategy aims to provide a framework through which to promote a culture of data protection in the European institutions. It also promotes the idea of toolkits for policymakers to help them develop innovative solutions to data protection challenges.

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Giovanni Buttarelli, EDPS and Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President, 2 March 2015
Giovanni Buttarelli, EDPS and Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President, 2 March 2015
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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

16/06/2015
16
Jun
2015

Trade agreements and data flows

Speech given by Giovanni Buttarelli at the Joint Hearing of the INTA and LIBE committees, European Parliament, Brussels

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21/05/2015
21
May
2015

The Digital Single Market, data protection and the role of the EDPS to 2020

Speech given by Giovanni Buttarelli at Brussels Matters, Brussels

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