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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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30
Jun
2021

Newsletter (87)

In newsletter #87, catch up on the latest EDPB - EDPS Joint Opinion on Artificial Intelligence; find out how you can learn more about data protection with the EDPS' new online training programme; read the EDPS' curated Case Law Digest on international transfers of personal data; and much more! 

19
Apr
2021

Annual Report 2020

The year 2020 was unique for the world and, by extension, for the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS). Like many other organisations, the EDPS had to adapt its working methods as an employer, but also its work since the COVID-19 health crisis strengthened the call for the protection of individuals' privacy. 

This Annual Report provides an insight into all EDPS activities in 2020. 

The Executive Summary of the EDPS Annual Report 2020 will be made available in all official languages of the EU in due course. 

Full text of Annual Report (PDF)
Available languages: English
Summary (PDF)
Available languages: Bulgarian, German, Greek, English, French, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish
28
Oct
2020

EDPS Opinion on the proposal for an amendment of Council Directive 2011/16/EU relating to administrative cooperation in the field of taxation

With this Opinion, issued pursuant to Article 42(1) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725, the EDPS puts forward recommendations aiming at minimizing the impact of a Commission’s legislative proposal amending Directive 2011/16/EU on administrative cooperation in the field of taxation on the fundamental right to privacy and to the protection of personal data of individuals. These recommendations are intended to ensure compliance with the applicable data protection legal framework, while avoiding jeopardizing the efficacy and efficiency of the administrative action on the fight against tax evasion.

18
Jul
2018

EDPS Comments on Fisheries Controls

Formal Comments of the EDPS on the Proposal for a Regulation amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009, and amending Council Regulations (EC) No 768/2005, (EC) No 1967/2006, (EC) No 1005/2008, and Regulation (EU) No 2016/1139 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards fisheries controls.

Available languages: German, English, French