European Data Protection Supervisor
European Data Protection Supervisor

Privacy by Default

Privacy by Default

Data protection by default is the principle according to which an organisation (the data controller) ensures that only data strictly necessary for each specific purpose of the processing are processed by default (without the intervention of the user). To ensure that this key principle of the General Data Protection Regulation is applied in practice, the EDPS will issue guidance documents.

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25/01/2018
25
Jan
2018

Privacy by Design - Privacy Engineering

Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli on privacy by design and privacy engineering given at the 11th International Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference (CPDP), Brussels, Belgium

29/03/2017
29
Mar
2017

All we need is L….Privacy by design and by default

Opening speech by Giovanni Buttarelli at RightsCon 2017,  All we need is L….Privacy by design and by default, Brussels, Belgium

15/12/2015
15
Dec
2015

Online platforms

EDPS response to the Commission public consultation on the regulatory environment for platforms, online intermediaries, data and cloud computing and the collaborative economy, 15 December 2015

05/12/2013
5
Dec
2013

Payment services

Opinion on a proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on payment services in the internal market amending Directives 2002/65/EC, 2006/48/EC and 2009/110/EC and repealing Directive 2007/64/EC, and for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on interchange fees for card-based payment transactions

30/08/2013
30
Aug
2013

Preparing for a Fully Converged Audiovisual World: Growth, Creation and Values

EDPS formal comments on the Commission Green Paper: 'Preparing for a Fully Converged Audiovisual World: Growth, Creation and Values’

11/04/2012
11
Apr
2012

European market for card, internet and mobile payments

Letter concerning Commission's Green Paper "Towards an integrated European market for card, internet and mobile payments".

See also the text of the Green Paper "Towards an integrated European market for card, internet and mobile payment".

06/05/2011
6
May
2011

Interconnection of central, commercial and companies registers

Opinion on the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directives 89/666/EEC, 2005/56/EC and 2009/101/EC as regards the interconnection of central, commercial and companies registers, OJ C 220/01, 26.07.2011, p.1

29/04/2010
29
Apr
2010

Reform of EU Data Protection law: EDPS calls on the European Commission to be ambitious in its approach

Today, in a speech at the European Privacy and Data Protection Commissioners' Conference in Prague, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), Peter Hustinx, spoke strongly about the need to be proactive in the context of the unfolding debate on the future of the EU legal framework for data protection. The EDPS called on the European Commission to remain ambitious in updating the existing framework to avoid the risk of an increasing loss of relevance and effectiveness of data protection in a society that is ever more driven by technological change and globalisation.

15/04/2010
15
Apr
2010

E-waste and data protection: EDPS warns against security risks and calls for "privacy by design"

Yesterday, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) adopted an opinion on the European Commission's proposal to recast the Directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE, also referred to as "e-waste") (*),, a proposal that is intensively discussed in the European Parliament and Council, but without consideration of the data protection implications.  

18/03/2010
18
Mar
2010

Promoting trust in the Information Society

Opinion on promoting trust in the Information Society by fostering data protection and privacy

18/02/2009
18
Feb
2009

Revision of EURODAC and Dublin Regulations: EDPS welcomes attention devoted to data protection and other fundamental rights

Today, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) adopted two interlinked opinions relating to the proposal for a revision of the EURODAC Regulation and the proposal recasting the so-called "Dublin Regulation" which determines the EU Member State responsible for an asylum application.