European Data Protection Supervisor
European Data Protection Supervisor

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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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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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Strategy 2015-2019 - Leading by ExamplePDF icon
Speech by Giovanni ButtarelliPDF icon
Press releasePDF icon
Annual Management Plan 2019 Summary - Promoting a new culture of data protectionPDF 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.

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

02/03/2015
2
Mar
2015

Leading by Example: EDPS Strategy 2015-2019

This evening, the new European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) unveiled his Strategy for 2015-2019 to senior representatives of the EU institutions. Following his appointment three months ago, Giovanni Buttarelli summarised the objectives for his five-year mandate and the actions his Office will take to turn his vision into reality.

12/12/2014
12
Dec
2014

European and International cooperation in enforcing privacy – expectations and solutions for a reinforced co-operation

Speech given by Wojciech Rafał Wiewiórowski during the conference finalising the PHAEDRA project entitled “Enforcing privacy: lessons from current implementations and perspectives for future”, Cracow, Poland.

PHAEDRA projectPDF icon
14/10/2014
14
Oct
2014

Mauritius

Mauritius Declaration on the Internet of ThingsPDF icon
Resolution on Big DataPDF icon
Resolution on enforcement cooperationPDF icon
Resolution on Privacy in the digital agePDF icon
Global Cross Border Enforcement Cooperation ArrangementPDF icon
04/06/2014
4
Jun
2014

The EU should ensure an area of freedom, security and justice with the rights of individuals at its core

The EDPS today called on the European Council to place the rights of individuals at the core of justice and security policies in the years to come.

08/04/2014
8
Apr
2014
01/04/2014
1
Apr
2014

2013 Annual report - A single set of rules for all: EU Data Protection Reform can support businesses and protect citizens

In 2013, in the context of his consultation work advising on new legislative measures, the review of the EU legal framework for data protection continued to be at the top of the EDPS agenda and will remain a priority in 2014. The Digital Agenda and the privacy risks of new technologies were also significant features of 2013.

Full text of the Annual Report:PDF icon
E-book (e-pub):File
29/05/2013
29
May
2013

2012 Annual report - 'Smart, sustainable, inclusive Europe' : only with stronger and more effective data protection

In the course of 2012, we once again set new benchmarks in different areas of activity. In the supervision of EU institutions and bodies, when processing personal data, we interacted with more data protection officers in more institutions and bodies than ever before. In addition, we saw the effects of our new enforcement policy: most EU institutions and bodies, including many agencies, are making good progress in complying with the Data Protection Regulation, although there are still some which should increase their efforts.

Full text of the Annual Report:PDF icon
E-book (e-pub):File
24/04/2013
24
Apr
2013

The future of the regulation of personal data in Europe: A French-Italian dialogue

Speech of Giovanni Buttarelli delivered at the conference at "Maison du Barreau" in Paris

15/03/2013
15
Mar
2013

Data Protection Reform Package

Additional EDPS Comments of on the Data Protection Reform Package
 

Comments of 15 March 2013PDF icon
Letter of 15 March 2013 to Mr Juan Fernando López AguilarPDF icon
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22/01/2013
22
Jan
2013

Strategy 2013-2014

This report sets out the Strategy for the Period 2013-2014 adopted by the EDPS. Although this is a two-year strategy, it aims to lay longer-term foundations. The purpose of this strategy is to enable us to fulfil our commitments towards citizens and the EU institutions and bodies in a challenging and continuously evolving environment. With this report we also inform our stakeholders on how we will carry out our activities.

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Strategy 2013-2014 - Towards excellence in data protectionPDF icon
Press releasePDF icon
19/12/2012
19
Dec
2012

Consultation on self-regulation

EDPS comments regarding the Commission public consultation on self-regulation

10/10/2012
10
Oct
2012

Improving network and information security (NIS) in the EU

EDPS comments on DG Connect's public consultation on improving network and information security (NIS) in the EU

16/07/2012
16
Jul
2012

Model Data Protection Clauses - OLAF

Answer to a consultation on OLAF revised Model Data Protection Contractual Clauses to be used in Administrative Cooperation Agreements (ACAs) concluded with third country authorities or international organisations (Case 2012-0086)

Answer of 3 April 2012 to a consultation on OLAF revised Model Data Protection Contractual Clauses to be used in Administrative Cooperation Agreements (ACAs) concluded with third country authorities or international organisations (Case 2012-0086)

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Answer of 3 April 2012PDF icon
29/06/2012
29
Jun
2012
20/06/2012
20
Jun
2012

2011 Annual Report - A consistent and effective approach to privacy and data protection is needed

2011 was a very productive year, in line with our efforts to ensure consistent and effective protection of privacy and personal data in a fast-changing, interconnected world.In its support of technological advances and economic development, particularly in an age of austerity, it is important that the EU administration does not lose sight of the right of the European citizen to privacy and data protection. Only a joint effort to apply a consistent and effective approach will maintain this fundamental right.

Full text of the Annual Report:PDF icon

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