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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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30/11/2017
30
Nov
2017

8th Annual Data Protection and Privacy Conference

8th Annual Data Protection and Privacy Conference, Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli,  Brussels, Belgium

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8
Nov
2017

Newsletter (N°
54
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In the October 2017 edition of the EDPS Newsletter we cover the theme for the 2018 International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, our priorities for the next 12 months, and our ongoing training in preparation for the new Regulation.
28/09/2017
28
Sep
2017

Hong Kong

Resolution on collaboration between data protection authorities and consumer protection authorities for better protection of citizens and consumers in the digital economyPDF icon
Resolution on data protection in automated and connected vehicles PDF icon
Resolution on exploring future options for International Enforcement Cooperation (2017) PDF icon
04/05/2017
4
May
2017

2016 Annual Report - The state of privacy 2017: EDPS provides mid-mandate report

The new EU data protection framework consists of much more than just the GDPR. New rules for the EU institutions and ePrivacy are yet to be finalised, and remain a key focal point for EDPS work. As well as providing advice to the legislator on these new rules, the EDPS has started working with the EU institutions and bodies to prepare them for the changes to come. A particular focus of his efforts in 2016 was on promoting accountability, a central pillar of the GDPR which it is safe to assume will also be integrated into the new rules for EU institutions and bodies.

In 2016, the EDPS also made a considerable effort to help move the global debate on data protection and privacy forward and mainstream data protection into international policies. He advised the EU legislator on the Umbrella agreement and the Privacy Shield and engaged with data protection and privacy commissioners from every continent. He also continued to pursue new initiatives, such as the Ethics Advisory Group, through which he intends to stimulate global debate on the ethical dimension of data protection in the digital era.

The EDPS aims to make data protection as simple and effective as possible for all involved. This requires ensuring that EU policy both reflects the realities of data protection in the digital era and encourages compliance through accountability.

Full text of the Annual Report:PDF icon
E-book (e-pub):File
04/05/2017
4
May
2017

The state of privacy 2017: EDPS provides mid-mandate report

As we approach the mid-point of the current EDPS mandate and continue the countdown to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the EU must build on current momentum to reinforce its position as the leading force in the global dialogue on data protection and privacy in the digital age, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) said today to the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), as he presented his 2016 Annual Report.

04/05/2017
4
May
2017

The state of privacy 2017: mid-mandate report

The state of privacy 2017: mid-mandate report, Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli for the presentation of the 2016 EDPS Annual Report to the LIBE Committee, European Parliament

20/12/2016
20
Dec
2016

Newsletter Nr. 50

The December 2016 edition of the EDPS Newsletter covers recently adopted Guidelines on Administrative Inquiries and Disciplinary Proceedings, the EDPS Opinion on Personal Information Management Systems (PIMS) and many other EDPS activities.

09/11/2016
9
Nov
2016

IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2016

Keynote speech by Giovanni Buttarelli, Brussels, Belgium

18/10/2016
18
Oct
2016

Resolution on International Enforcement Cooperation

Resolution on International Enforcement Cooperation, 38th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, Marrakesh

18/10/2016
18
Oct
2016

Marrakesh

Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Privacy and Data Protection - 38th International Conference of Data Protection and PrivacyPDF icon
Resolution for the Adoption of an International Competency Framework on Privacy EducationPDF icon
International Competency Framework for school students on data protection and privacyPDF icon
Resolution on Developing New Metrics of Data Protection RegulationPDF icon
Resolution on Human Rights DefendersPDF icon
Resolution on International Enforcement CooperationPDF icon
18/07/2016
18
Jul
2016

Global Personal Data Protection Policy Trend

Keynote speech by Giovanni Buttarelli given at Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA), Seúl, South Korea

26/05/2016
26
May
2016

Spring Conference of European DPAs

Keynote speech by Giovanni Buttarelli given at the Spring Conference of European DPAs, Budapest, Hungary

24/05/2016
24
May
2016

2015 Annual Report - Data protection for the digital generation: the countdown to the GDPR begins

The EDPS focused considerable efforts in 2015 on ensuring the successful adoption of new and effective data protection rules, providing legislators with detailed recommendations in the form of an app. He now turns his attention to the successful implementation of these rules and the reform of the current Regulation, which will apply to the work of the EDPS and the other EU institutions and bodies.

The EDPS launched several new initiatives in 2015, such as those on data ethics and big data. He also worked closely with the Article 29 Working Party to analyse the consequences of the Court of Justice of the European Union's ruling on Safe Harbour and advise the Commission on alternative solutions. These and other initiatives will continue into 2016 and beyond to ensure that the EU remains at the forefront of data protection and privacy policy in the years to come.

Full text of the Annual Report:PDF icon
E-book (e-pub):File
09/05/2016
9
May
2016

European Union as a promoter of a real revolution

Article of Giovanni Buttarelli appeared on Il Sole 24 Ore newspaper

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07/01/2016
7
Jan
2016

Priorities for 2016: The EDPS as an advisor to the EU Institutions

As 2015 drew to a close, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) published his Priorities for the policy and consultation activities of the organisation for 2016.

27/10/2015
27
Oct
2015

Amsterdam

Amsterdam Declaration on Genetic and Health Data and Data Protection Oversight of Security and IntelligencePDF icon
Resolution on Privacy and International Humanitarian ActionPDF icon
Resolution on Transparency ReportingPDF icon
Resolution on Cooperation with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to PrivacyPDF icon
Resolution on Conference's Strategic Direction (2016-18)PDF icon
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
Strategy 2015-2019 - Leading by ExamplePDF icon
Speech by Giovanni ButtarelliPDF icon
Press releasePDF icon
02/07/2015
2
Jul
2015

Presentation of the EDPS 2014 Annual Report at LIBE

Presentation of the EDPS 2014 Annual Report during the meeting of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, speech of Giovanni Buttarelli, European Parliament, Brussels

02/07/2015
2
Jul
2015

2014 Annual Report - EU Data Protection Reform: a historic opportunity for Europe

2014 was a year of transition for the EDPS, marked by the delayed selection and appointment of a new Supervisor and Assistant Supervisor. Despite the resulting uncertainty, the EDPS under the calm authority and tireless efforts of Peter Hustinx, whose 10-year tenure as EDPS drew to a close in 2014, continued to make significant progress in mainstreaming data protection in EU policymaking.

Building on this legacy, the EDPS' priorities for 2015, as part of the five year strategy of the dynamic team of new Supervisors, is to help the EU to speak with one voice on data protection to uphold the rights and interests of the individual in our digitalised society. To this end, the adoption of the data protection reform will be a significant milestone for Europe and an important message to the rest of the world.

Full text of the Annual Report:PDF icon
02/03/2015
2
Mar
2015

EDPS Strategy 2015-2019

"EDPS Strategy 2015-2019" speech by Giovanni Buttarelli, Brussels, 2 March 2015

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