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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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Feb
2020

Opening of negotiations for a new partnership with the UK

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.

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3
Dec
2019

Leading by Example: EDPS 2015-2019

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.

 

 

 

 

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26
Feb
2019

2018 Annual Report - a new era in data protection

2018 was a busy year for the EDPS and a pivotal year for data protection in general. Under new data protection rules, the rights of every individual living in the EU are now better protected than ever. Public awareness about the value of online privacy is at an all-time high.

The 2018 Annual Report provides an insight into all EDPS activities in 2018. Chief among these were our efforts to prepare for the new legislation. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became fully applicable across the EU on 25 May 2018 and new data protection rules for the EU institutions are also now in place. Working with the new European Data Protection Board (EDPB), the EDPS aims to ensure consistent protection of individuals’ rights, wherever they live in the EU.

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23
Oct
2018

Resolutions and Declaration from the 2018 International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners

Declaration on Ethics and Data Protection in Artificial Intelligence
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Resolution on e-learning platforms
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ICDPPC Future of the Conference Working Group
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Resolution on a roadmap on the Future of the International Conference
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Resolution on Collaboration between Data Protection Authorities and Consumer Protection Authorities for Better Protection of Citizens and Consumers in the Digital Economy
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Resolution on the Conference Census
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