European Data Protection Supervisor
European Data Protection Supervisor

Large-Scale IT Systems

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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11/03/2014
11
Mar
2014

Application of the law on customs and agricultural matters

Opinion on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 515/97 of 13 March 1997 on mutual assistance between the administrative authorities of the Member States and cooperation between the latter and the Commission to ensure the correct application of the law on customs and agricultural matters    

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21/02/2014
21
Feb
2014

EDPS: Enforcing EU data protection law essential for rebuilding trust between EU-US

The strict enforcement of existing European data protection laws is an essential element for restoring trust between the EU and the USA said the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) today.

17/02/2014
17
Feb
2014

Firearms and the internal security of the EU: protecting citizens and disrupting illegal trafficking

Opinion on the Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on "Firearms and the internal security of the EU: protecting citizens and disrupting illegal trafficking"    

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18/07/2013
18
Jul
2013

Entry/Exit System (EES) and Registered Traveller Programme (RTP)

Opinion on the Proposals for a Regulation establishing an Entry/Exit System (EES) and a Regulation establishing a Registered Traveller Programme (RTP)

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28/09/2012
28
Sep
2012
05/09/2012
5
Sep
2012

Establishment of 'EURODAC' for the comparison of fingerprints

Opinion on the amended proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of 'EURODAC' for the comparison of fingerprints for the effective application of Regulation (EU) No […/…]

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19/07/2012
19
Jul
2012

Posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services

Opinion on the Commission Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the enforcement of Directive 96/71/EC concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services and on the Commission Proposal for a Council Regulation on the exercise of the right to take collective action within the context of the freedom of establishment and the freedom to provide services

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09/07/2012
9
Jul
2012

Second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II)

Opinion on the proposal for a Council Regulation on migration from the Schengen Information System (SIS) to the second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II) (recast)

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24/04/2012
24
Apr
2012

ACTA measures to enforce IP rights in the digital environment could threaten privacy and data protection if not properly implemented

Today, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) adopted his Opinion on the proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). The Opinion shows that the lack of precision of the Agreement about the measures to be deployed to tackle infringements of intellectual property rights ('IP rights') on the Internet may have unacceptable side effects on fundamental rights of individuals, if they are not implemented properly.

14/12/2011
14
Dec
2011

Common Agricultural Policy after 2013

Opinion on the legal proposals for the Common Agricultural Policy after 2013, OJ C 35/01, 09.02.2012, p.1

See also the text of the 'Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing rules for direct payments to farmers under support schemes within the framework of the common agricultural policy'

See also the text of the 'Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a common organisation of the markets in agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation)'

See also the text of the 'Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)'

See also the text of the 'Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the financing, management and monitoring of the common agricultural policy'

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22/11/2011
22
Nov
2011

Internal Market Information System ('IMI')

Opinion on the Commission Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on administrative cooperation through the Internal Market Information System ('IMI'), OJ C 48/02, 18.02.2012, p.2

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22/11/2011
22
Nov
2011

EDPS calls for strengthening of proposed Regulation on the Internal Market Information System

In his Opinion, issued today, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) provides a series of recommendations to further strengthen the data protection framework for the Internal Market Information System ('IMI'). The EDPS supports a consistent approach to data protection in establishing an electronic system for the exchange of information, including relevant personal data.

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26/01/2011
26
Jan
2011
15/12/2010
15
Dec
2010

EURODAC

Opinion on the establishment of 'EURODAC' for the comparison of fingerprints

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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".

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27/07/2010
27
Jul
2010

Internal Market Information System (IMI) - Commission

Letter on the Commission report on the situation of data protection in the Internal Market Information System (IMI)

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27/07/2010
27
Jul
2010

EDPS calls for a comprehensive data protection framework for the Internal Market Information System

Today, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) addressed a letter to the Internal Market and Services Directorate General of the Commission (DG MARKT), in which he took stock of what has been achieved and what further progress needs to be made on the issues raised in the Commission Report on the state of data protection in the Internal Market Information System (IMI) (*).

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16/12/2009
16
Dec
2009
07/12/2009
7
Dec
2009

Agency for large-scale IT systems

Opinion on the proposal for a Regulation establishing an Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice, and on the proposal for a Council Decision conferring upon the Agency tasks regarding the operational management of SIS II and VIS in application of Title VI of the EU Treaty, OJ C 70, 19.03.2010, p.13

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