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International Cooperation

The EU has set up a number of large-scale IT systems including Eurodac; the Visa Information System; the Schengen Information System; the Customs Information System; the Internal Market Information System.

The supervision of these databases is shared between the national Data Protection Authorities and the EDPS.

In order to ensure a high and consistent level of data protection, national DPAs and the EDPS work together to coordinate the supervision of these databases.

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29
Jul
2022

Newsletter (95)

In the EDPS July 2022 Newsletter, read our latest EDPS-EDPB Joint Opinions and Press Releases on the European Health Data Space and the EU's Data Act. Look back on the events we have organised, such as the EDPS Conference 2022, the 50th EDPS-DPO meeting, and the International Organisation workshop co-organised with the World Food Programme.

12
May
2022

Workshop: Data Protection within International Organisations 2022

The EDPS and the World Food Programme are co-organising the 2022 edition of the Data Protection Workshop within International Organisations. The workshop will take place on 12–13 May at the WFP premises in Rome.

This workshop, initiated by the EDPS in 2005, aims to bring together international organisations to:

  • Share experience and best practice in the field of data protection and analyse its impact as part of good governance within international organisations;
  • Summarise the most recent regulatory developments at international level in the area of privacy and data protection and analyse the potential implications of such developments for international organisations;
  • Analyse the state of play of data protection within international organisations;
  • Discuss the progress made since the last workshop

Although the EDPS hosted an online edition in October 2020, the last in-person meeting took place in 2019, before COVID-19 went global. The data protection landscape has been impacted dramatically by the pandemic and subsequent events requiring IOs to act, particularly in the humanitarian field. The workshop’s rationale of bringing together international organisations to share experience, practice and analysis of common challenges appears more relevant than ever. Topics to be discussed include data subjects' rights, data breach response, international data transfers, privacy risk management and disinformation.

25
May
2021

Commission delegated Regulation supplementing Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to regulatory technical standards containing a template document for cooperation arrangements with third countries

Formal comments of the EDPS on the Commission delegated Regulation supplementing Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to regulatory technical standards containing a template document for cooperation arrangements with third countries

Available languages: German, English, French
15
Oct
2020

Global Privacy Assembly Closed Session 2020 - At your desk

Global Privacy Assembly Closed Session 2020 - At your desk

When: 13-15 October 2020

Where: Online session

The newly renamed Global Privacy Assembly (formerly known as International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners - ICDPPC) took place this year 2020 during the period from October the 13th to October the 15th. This year's event wasn't immune to the COVID-19 pandemic currently occurring. Consequently the place of the event, which initially was planned to be held in Mexico City, had to be changed to a virtual setting, making it the first time that such an occasion was organized online.

Following you can find the resolutions adopted during this year's GPA:

 

Resolution on Facial Recognition Technology
Available languages: English
Resolution on the Role of Personal Data Protection in International Development Aid, International Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management
Available languages: English
Resolution on Accountability in the Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence
Available languages: English
Resolution on the Privacy and Data Protection Challenges arising from the COVID-19 Pandemic
Available languages: English
Resolution on Joint Statements on Emerging Issues
Available languages: English
8
Oct
2020

Online Workshop: Data Protection within International Organisations 2020

The EDPS will host an online edition of the Data Protection Workshop within International Organisations, on the afternoons of 8 & 9 October 2020. 
This workshop, initiated by the EDPS in 2005, aims to bring together international organisations to:

  • Share experience and best practice in the field of data protection and analyse its impact as part of good governance within international organisations;
  • Summarise the most recent regulatory developments at international level in the area of privacy and data protection and analyse the potential implications of such developments for international organisations;
  • Analyse the state of play of data protection within international organisations;
  • Discuss the progress made since the last workshop.

In light of the continuing public health crisis around the world, the theme of this year’s workshop is Data protection in international organisations in times of crisis. Topics to be discussed include the impact of the pandemic for the protection of personal health data in a humanitarian context, remote working, contact tracing apps, level of preparedness and lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic and new developments and best practices to facilitate transfers to international organisations.

Data Protection Notice
Available languages: English