European Data Protection Supervisor
European Data Protection Supervisor

Police Cooperation

Police 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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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.

Full text of the Annual Report:PDF icon
19/10/2010
19
Oct
2010

Global approach to transfers of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data to third countries

Opinion on the global approach to transfers of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data to third countries

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".

22/06/2010
22
Jun
2010

Processing and transfer of Financial Messaging Data from the EU to the US for purposes of the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program (TFTP II)

Opinion on the Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Union and the United States of America on the processing and transfer of Financial Messaging Data from the European Union to the United States for purposes of the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program (TFTP II)

28/05/2010
28
May
2010
10/05/2010
10
May
2010

Sexual abuse of children and child pornography

Opinion of 10 May 2010 on the proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on combating the sexual abuse, sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, repealing Framework Decision 2004/68/JHA

See also the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on combating the sexual abuse, sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, repealing Framework Decision 2004/68/JHA

12/03/2010
12
Mar
2010

EU-US international agreement

Contribution of the EDPS to the consultation on the future EU-US international agreement on personal data protection and information sharing for law enforcement purposes

25/01/2010
25
Jan
2010

Comments on international data exchange agreements

Comments of the EDPS on different international agreements, notably the EU-US and EU-AUS PNR agreements, the EU-US TFTP agreement, and the need of a comprehensive approach to international data exchange agreements

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.

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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

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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

12/12/2008
12
Dec
2008
28/11/2008
28
Nov
2008

EDPS sees adoption of Data Protection Framework for police and judicial cooperation only as a first step

Three years after the initial Commission proposal, the Council of the European Union adopted on 27 November the Framework Decision on the protection of personal data in the field of police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters – the first general data protection instrument in the EU third pillar.

08/10/2008
8
Oct
2008
18/09/2008
18
Sep
2008

EDPS Opinion on European Criminal Records Information System: need for solid infrastructure, quality of information and effective supervision

On 16 September 2008, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) adopted an opinion on a proposal for a Council Decision on the establishment of an electronic European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS). The Decision is part of a package designed to help EU Member States to share the criminal records of their citizens and exchange information on past criminal convictions.

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16/09/2008
16
Sep
2008

ECRIS

Opinion on the proposal for a Council Decision on the establishment of the European Criminal Record Information System (ECRIS) in application of Article 11 of Framework Decision 2008/XX/JHA, OJ C 42, 20.2.2009, p. 1

COM(2008) 332 final of 27.05.2008PDF icon
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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. 

Full text of the Annual Report:PDF icon
Press release:PDF icon
22/02/2008
22
Feb
2008

Internal Market Information System (IMI)

Opinion on the Commission Decision of 12 December 2007 concerning the implementation of the Internal Market Information System (IMI) as regards the protection of personal data (2008/49/EC), OJ C 270, 25.10.2008, p. 1

Commission Decision, published in OJ L 13, 16.01.2008, p. 18PDF icon
20/12/2007
20
Dec
2007

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