European Data Protection Supervisor
European Data Protection Supervisor

Judicial Cooperation

Judicial Cooperation

The aim of police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters is to ensure a high level of safety for individuals in the EU by preventing and combating crime.

The cooperation takes place between national police forces and national judicial authorities with the help of EU agencies such as Eurojust, Europol and the European Judicial Network where needed. This cooperation involves the collection and exchange of information on people.

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20/09/2011
20
Sep
2011

EDPS comments on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters

Letter to Ms Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission on a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters

Letter of 20 September 2011 to Ms Viviane RedingPDF icon
Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial mattersPDF icon
Draft report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (COM(2010)0748 – C7-0433/2010 – 2010/0383(COD))PDF icon
15/06/2011
15
Jun
2011

2010 Annual Report - An increased effort is required to ensure effective data protection in practice

"The Annual Report clearly shows that 2010 has been a very busy, dynamic, but also very productive year for everyone at the EDPS and for data protection in general. This is fully in line with the need to increase our efforts to ensure a more effective protection of privacy and personal data in a changing world which is increasingly global, Internet driven and dependent on the wide spread use of ICTs in all areas of life. This trend affects every single one of us, so it is crucially important for the EU as a whole and for the activities of the EU administration." Peter Hustinx, EDPS

Full text of the Annual Report:PDF icon
08/04/2011
8
Apr
2011

Intellectual Property Rights Directive

EDPS response to the Commission's Consultation on its Report on the application of Intellectual Property Rights Directive.

14/01/2011
14
Jan
2011

Comprehensive approach on personal data protection in the European Union

Opinion on the Communication from the Commission on "A comprehensive approach on personal data protection in the European Union", OJ C 181/01, 22.06.2011, p.1

See also the text of the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - "A comprehensive approach on personal data protection in the European Union".

17/12/2010
17
Dec
2010

EU Internal Security Strategy in Action: Five steps towards a more secure Europe

Opinion on the Communication from the Commission "EU Internal Security Strategy in Action: Five steps towards a more secure Europe"

See also the text of the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council - "The EU Internal Security Strategy in Action: Five steps towards a more secure Europe".

03/12/2010
3
Dec
2010

2009 Annual Report - A year of major importance for the fundamental right to data protection

The report shows that 2009 was of major importance for the fundamental right to data protection.

This is due to a number of key developments: the entering into force of the Lisbon Treaty, ensuring a strong legal basis for comprehensive data protection in all areas of EU policy; the start of a public consultation on the future of the EU legal framework for data protection; and the adoption of a new five-year policy programme for the area of freedom, security and justice ("Stockholm Programme") with the emphasis on the importance of data protection in this area.

The EDPS has been highly involved in these fields and is determined to pursue this course in the near future. 

You can obtain a paper version of this Annual Report on EU Bookshop

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11/11/2010
11
Nov
2010
05/10/2010
5
Oct
2010

European Protection Order and European Investigation Order in criminal matters

Opinion on the European Protection Order and European Investigation Order in criminal matters

30/09/2010
30
Sep
2010

Information management in the area of freedom, security and justice

Opinion on the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council - "Overview of information management in the area of freedom, security and justice"

See also the text of the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council - "Overview of information management in the area of freedom, security and justice".

28/05/2010
28
May
2010
29/04/2010
29
Apr
2010

Prague, 29-30 April 2010

Resolution on the envisaged agreement between the European Union and the United States of America on data protection standards in the area of police and judicial co-operation in criminal mattersPDF icon
Resolution on future development of data protection and privacyPDF icon
Resolution on the use of body scanners for airport security purposesPDF icon
Resolution on the set up of joint actions of awareness and education of youngsters at a European and international levelPDF icon
24/09/2009
24
Sep
2009

2008 Annual Report - First mandate concludes with substantial progress in data protection compliance

This Report, which covers 2008 as the fourth full year of activity of the EDPS, concludes the first EDPS mandate and provides an opportunity to take stock of developments since the start.

The report shows that significant progress was achieved both in the EDPS supervisory and advisory tasks. Most Community institutions and bodies are making good progress in ensuring compliance with data protection rules, but there are still great challenges ahead. The EDPS supervision work is therefore putting more emphasis on measuring the level of compliance in practice, in particular through more systematic verifications on the spot, and on monitoring the implementation of recommendations in prior checking.

The EDPS also further improved his performance as an advisor to the European institutions and submitted opinions on an increasing number of legislative proposals. The majority of the EDPS opinions continued to concern issues related to the area of freedom, security and justice. Other subjects, such as e-privacy, public access to documents, the establishment of information systems and access to those systems, cross-border healthcare and new technologies were also quite prominent.

You can obtain a paper version of this Annual Report on EU Bookshop.

Full text of the Annual Report:PDF icon
10/07/2009
10
Jul
2009

"Stockholm Programme" - An Area of freedom, security and justice serving the citizen

Opinion on the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on an Area of freedom, security and justice serving the citizen, OJ C 276, 17.11.2009, p. 8

23/04/2009
23
Apr
2009

Edinburgh

Declaration on leadership and the future of data protection in EuropePDF icon
Resolution on bilateral and multilateral agreements beween European states and third countries in the area of police and judicia co-operation in criminal mattersPDF icon
The future of the case handling workshopsPDF icon
22/04/2009
22
Apr
2009

Use of information technology for customs purposes

Opinion on the Initiative of the French Republic for a Council Decision on the use of information technology for customs purposes, OJ C 229, 23.09.2009, p. 12

19/12/2008
19
Dec
2008

European e-Justice Strategy

Opinion on the Communication from the Commission towards a European e-Justice Stragegy, OJ C 28, 06.06.2009, p. 13

12/12/2008
12
Dec
2008
22/09/2008
22
Sep
2008

Transparency of debtors' assets

Opinion on the Commission Green paper on the effective enforcement of judgements in the European Union: the transparency of debtors' assets - COM(2008) 128 final, OJ C 20, 27.01.2009, p. 1

COM(2008) 128 final of 06.03.2008PDF icon
15/05/2008
15
May
2008

2007 Annual Report - Enhanced data protection needs to be delivered in practice

The report runs through the main features of the EDPS activities in 2007, notably with regard to his supervisory and consultative tasks.
The report highlights a considerable increase in the number of prior-checks relating to processing operations of personal data in Community institutions and bodies. The EDPS also gave further effect to his advisory role on new EU legislative proposals having an impact on data protection with the publication of 12 opinions. 
2007 saw the signing of the Lisbon Treaty that provides for an enhanced protection of personal data and whose impact for data protection will be closely monitored.

You can obtain a paper version of this Annual Report on EU Bookshop.

Full text of the Annual Report:PDF icon
Press release:PDF icon
25/04/2008
25
Apr
2008

Eurojust

Opinion on the Initiative with a view to adopting a Council Decision concerning the strenghtening of Eurojust and amending Decision 2002/187/JHA, OJ C 310, 5.12.2008, p. 1

Initiative published in OJ C 54 of 27.02.2008, p. 4 PDF icon

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