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Large-Scale IT Systems

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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26
Aug
2020

EDPS formal comments on draft Commission Implementing Decision on the technical rules necessary for entering, updating, deleting and searching data in the Schengen Information System and other implementing measures

EDPS Formal comments on draft Commission Implementing Decision on the technical rules necessary for entering, updating, deleting and searching data in the Schengen Information System (SIS) and other implementing measures in the field of border checks and return and Commission Implementing Decision on the technical rules necessary for entering, updating, deleting and searching data in the Schengen Information System (SIS) and other implementing measures in the field of police cooperation and judicial cooperation in criminal matters

26
Aug
2020

EDPS formal comments on the draft Commission Implementing Decisions on the minimum standards and technicalities for biometric data in the Schengen Information System in the field of border checks and return and the field of police and judicial cooperation

EDPS Formal comments on the draft Commission Implementing Decisions on:
1.    the minimum data quality standards and technical specifications for biometric data in the Schengen Information System (SIS) in the field of border checks and return
2.    the minimum data quality standards and technical specifications for biometric data in the Schengen Information System (SIS) in the field of police cooperation and judicial cooperation in criminal matters
 

18
Mar
2020

2019 Annual Report - a year of transition

2019 could be described as a year of transition, across Europe and the world.  With new legislation on data protection in the EU now in place, the greatest challenge moving into 2020 and beyond is to ensure that this legislation produces the promised results. Awareness of the issues surrounding data protection and privacy, and the importance of protecting these fundamental rights, is at an all-time high and this momentum cannot be allowed to decline.

This Annual Report provides an insight into all EDPS activities in 2019, which was the last year of a five-year EDPS mandate. EDPS activities therefore focused on consolidating the achievements of previous years, assessing the progress made and starting to define priorities for the future.

HTML version: EN

Summary (HTML): EN - FR - DE

Full text of Annual Report (PDF):
Available languages: English
Summary (PDF):
Available languages: Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Estonian, Greek, English, Spanish, French, Irish, Croatian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Finnish, Swedish
16
Apr
2018

Interoperability between EU large-scale informations systems

EDPS Opinion on the Proposals for two Regulations establishing a framework for interoperability between EU large-scale information systems.

Available languages: German, English, French
Executive Summary
Available languages: Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Estonian, Greek, English, Spanish, French, Croatian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Finnish, Swedish
9
Feb
2018

Visa Information System (VIS) long stay visas and residence documents

EDPS response to the Commission public consultation on extending the scope of the Visa Information System (VIS) to include data on long stay visas and residence documents