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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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26
Jul
2022

TechDispatch #1/2022 - Federated Social Media Platforms

The Fediverse consists of many independent, interoperable social media platforms that allow their users to interact with each other across those platforms. In the absence of vendor lock-in, users can choose a platform with terms and data location matching their preferences.

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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. 

HTML Version: EN

Summary (HTML): EN - FR - DE

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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