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Privacy in the EU Institutions

Privacy in the EU Institutions

Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 - which will be adapted in 2018, in order to be brought in line with the General Data Protection Regulation - lays down the data protection obligations for the EU institutions and bodies when they process personal data and develop new policies. The Regulation also sets out the duties of the EDPS including its role as an independent supervisory authority of the EU institutions and bodies when they process personal data and for advising on policies and legislation that affect privacy and cooperating with similar authorities to ensure consistent data protection.

Here you will find EDPS documents about privacy and data protection concerning the processing of personal data by the EU institutions and bodies, such as staff evaluation, accreditation of external visitors, access control.

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30/07/2018
30
Jul
2018

Consultation concerning updating service contracts

Consultation concerning certain clauses that a contractor wants to include in service contracts to align with the conditions set forth by Regulation (EU) 2016/679, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

24/07/2018
24
Jul
2018

EDPS Comments on review of OLAF Regulation

Formal comments of the EDPS on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 883/2013 concerning investigations conducted by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) as regards cooperation with the European public Prosecutor’s Office and the effectiveness of OLAF investigations.

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24/07/2018
24
Jul
2018

Administrative inquiries and disciplinary proceedings - EBA

Prior-check Opinion on "administrative inquiries and disciplinary proceedings" at EBA (EDPS Case 2017-1083)

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19/07/2018
19
Jul
2018

Procedure for avoiding conflicts of interests - Ombudsman

Prior-checking Opinion regarding a procedure for avoiding conflicts of interest at the European Ombudsman (EDPS case 2017-1064)

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19/07/2018
19
Jul
2018

Consulation on the redaction of documents- European Ombudsman

Request for consultation on the European Ombudsman’s rules on the redaction of documents (case 2018-0051)

18/07/2018
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.

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03/07/2018
3
Jul
2018

Reimbursement of medical expenses of Local Agents in EU Delegations – EEAS

Prior-checking Opinion regarding the reimbursement of medical expenses under the Complimentary Sickness Insurance Scheme for Local Agents in EU Delegations (EDPS case 2017-0986)

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06/06/2018
6
Jun
2018

Recruitment Procedures - EMSA

Prior-check Opinion on the recruitment procedures at EMSA (Case 2015-0439)

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23/05/2018
23
May
2018

Processing of Health Data - EIOPA

Prior-checking Opinion regarding the processing of health data at the European Insurance and Occupational Pension Authority (EIOPA) (EDPS case 2017-0284)

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25/04/2018
25
Apr
2018

Conduct of investigations - Council

Prior Checking Opinion regarding the conduct of investigations by the Security Office of the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union (Case 2017-0216)

24/04/2018
24
Apr
2018

Multi-source Feedback Reviews - Council

Prior-checking Opinion regarding multi-source feedback reviews for managers (360º evaluation) at Directorate for Human Resources and Personnel Administration of the Council of European Union (Case 2018-0170)

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10/04/2018
10
Apr
2018

Selection of confidential counsellors and informal anti-harassment procedures – EIOPA

Prior-checking Opinion on selection of confidential counsellors and informal anti-harassment procedures at EIOPA (EDPS case 2017-0916)

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04/04/2018
4
Apr
2018

EEAS’ processing of personal data for repatriation of EU expatriate staff on medical grounds

Prior-checking Opinion regarding the EEAS’ processing of personal data for repatriation of EU expatriate staff on medical grounds (Case 2016-0778)

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22/03/2018
22
Mar
2018

Internal procedures and guidelines on whistleblowing - EMCDDA

Prior-check Opinion on European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction's (EMCDDA) internal procedures and guidelines on whistleblowing (Case 2016-1083)

21/03/2018
21
Mar
2018

Whistleblowing procedure in the REA and the relevant internal fraud issues - Case 2014-0178

Prior-check Opinion on “Whistleblowing procedure in the REA and the relevant internal fraud issues” (Case 2014-0178)

21/03/2018
21
Mar
2018

Whistleblowing Rules- FRA

Prior-check Opinion on FRA’s whistleblowing rules (Case 2016-0737)

20/03/2018
20
Mar
2018

Data Protection and Privacy in 2018: Going beyond the GDPR

2018 will be a landmark year for data protection. As co-host of the 2018 International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC) and a key player in the reform and implementation of the new EU data protection framework, the EDPS will remain at the forefront of the global dialogue on data protection and privacy in the digital age, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) said today, as he presented his 2017 Annual Report to the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE).

19/03/2018
19
Mar
2018

2017 Annual Report - Data Protection and Privacy in 2018: going beyond the GDPR

The GDPR is an outstanding achievement for the EU, its legislators and stakeholders, but the EU's work to ensure that data protection goes digital is far from finished. The majority of the world population now has access to the internet, while tech giants now represent the six highest valued companies in the world. With this in mind, in 2017 the EDPS issued advice to the legislator on the new ePrivacy Regulation, as well as pursuing his own initiatives relating to the Digital Clearinghouse and Digital Ethics, the latter of which will be the main topic of discussion at the 2018 International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, co-hosted by the EDPS.

Finalising and implementing a revised version of the current legislation governing data protection in the EU institutions and bodies as soon as possible is also a priority, if the EU is to remain a credible and effective leader in the protection of individuals' rights. The EDPS intends to exercise the powers granted to him in the revised Regulation efficiently and responsibly, in order to ensure that the EU's institutions and bodies set an example for the rest of the EU to follow. For this reason, the EDPS has invested a lot of effort in preparing the EU institutions for the new rules and will continue to do so throughout 2018.  

In 2017, the EDPS also contributed to ongoing discussions on the Privacy Shield and on the free flow of data in trade agreements, which will remain on the EU and EDPS agenda throughout 2018. With the fight against terrorism still a pressing concern for the EU, the EDPS continues to advocate the need to find a balance between security and privacy in the processing of personal data by law enforcement authorities. As the new data protection supervisor for Europol, the EU’s police authority, he is determined to ensure that the EU sets an example in achieving this balance.

 

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15/03/2018
15
Mar
2018

Whistleblowing procedure - ECHA

Prior-check Opinion on the ECHA’s whistleblowing procedure (Case 2015-1029)

15/03/2018
15
Mar
2018

Whistleblowing Procedure - EDPS

Prior-check Opinion on the Whistleblowing Procedure at the EDPS (Case 2017-0493)

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