EDPS comments to the EIB concerning the DPO implementing rules and the procedure for the exercise of data subjects' rights (Case 2020-0683).
Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 lays down the data protection obligations for the EU institutions and bodies when they process personal data and develop new policies.
The Regulation repeals Regulation (EC) 45/2001, and, in line with GDPR, adopts a principle-based approach.
The new legal instrument ensures that EU institutions and bodies provide transparent and easily accessible information on how personal data is used, as well as foresee clear mechanisms for individuals to exercise their rights; it also reconfirms, clarifies and enhances the role of data protection officers within each EU institution and of the EDPS.
A number of European institutions, agencies and bodies (EUIs) have implemented body temperature checks as part of the health and safety measures adopted in the context of their “return to the office” strategy as an appropriate complementary measure, among other necessary health and safety measures, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 contamination.
At the same time, systematic body temperature checks of staff and other visitors to filter access to EUIs premises may constitute an interference into individuals’ rights to private life and/or personal data protection. The EDPS observes that body temperature checks can be implemented through a variety of devices and processes that should be subject to careful assessment. The EDPS has decided to issue the present orientations to help EUIs and Data Protection Officers (DPOs) meet the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 (the Regulation), where applicable.
Informal consultation from an EU Agency on whether a particular number of data subjects concerned by a processing should be considered as “large scale” in the sense of Article 39(3)(b) of the Regulation.
The EDPS notes that the Regulation itself does not define what constitutes “large-scale”, analyses existing guidance on the matter and concludes that in the case of the processing underlying the informal consultation, the proportion of the relevant population as well as the nature of the personal data processed and possible resulting risks cumulatively advocate for conducting a DPIA in the case at hand.
EDPS reply on an informal consultation by the Data Protection Officer from the European Investment Fund on broad access requests.
EDPS comments on Eurojust’s draft internal rules concerning restrictions of certain data subjects’ rights (Article 25 of the Regulation (EU) 2018/1725)