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.
In this newsletter, we cover the EDPS Strategy 2020-2024 focusing on Digital Solidarity. As well as, in the context of The Hague Forum, a report on the use of Microsoft products and services by the EUIs. Finally, the EDPS published a report accompanied by a factsheet and video on Data Protection Impact Assessments and the EDPS/EDPB trainees organised a conference on Data Protection in times of COVID-19.
EDPS Opinion on Opening of negotiations for a new partnership with the UK.
The objective of the negotiations is to establish a partnership between the Union, and Euratom where relevant, and the United Kingdom, that is comprehensive and covers areas of interest outlined in the Political Declaration. Such partnership would be composed of three main parts: general provisions, containing inter alia the underlying principles and basis for cooperation as well as the governance provisions, an economic partnership and a security partnership.
This report provides an overview of the activities carried out by the EDPS from 2015-2019. In particular, it focuses on how the EDPS has worked towards implementing the objectives set out in the EDPS Strategy 2015-2019, which relate to digitisation, global partnerships and the modernisation of data protection. This involved not only contributing historical pieces of legislation, such as the General Data Protection Regulation and Regulation 2018/1725, but also bringing the concepts of ethics and accountability to the forefront of data protection discourse and application.
Opinion on Proposals regarding European Production and Preservation Orders for electronic evidence in criminal matters